Exploratorium Lecture: Life at the Extremes

Rose Falanga rosef at exploratorium.edu
Tue Jul 22 19:57:16 EST 1997


** LIFE AT THE EXTREMES **
An Illustrated Talk by Microbiologist Norman Pace
Co-Sponsored by the National Science Foundation

Saturday and Sunday, August 23 & 24, 2pm

Exploratorium
3601 Lyon Street
San Francisco, 94123


Join Dr. Norman Pace, a Professor of Plant and Microbial Biology, and
Molecular and Cell Biology, at the University of California, Berkeley, 
for a
tour of the microbial world all around us and the physical extremes of 
life
on Earth. This illustrated tour will take place Saturday and Sunday, 
August
23 & 24, at 2pm in the Exploratorium's McBean Theater and is free with
admission to the Exploratorium. 

 This lecture is offered in conjunction with the Exploratorium's 
exhibition, Hidden Kingdoms: The World of Microbes, currently on view 
through September 7, 1997.

Travel with Professor Pace from boiling springs at Yellowstone National 
Park and on the floor of the ocean, to the insides of giant worms that 
depend on bacteria for survival. Learn how new scientific techniques 
based on genetic engineering are beginning to reveal a microbial world 
that is far more complex, diverse and wonderful than previously 
imagined. 

Discuss the possibility of microbial life elsewhere in our Solar System.
Find out the diverse ways that micro-organisms make a living and how we 
now know that microbes constitute the main breadth of biodiversity.

For more information on this lecture, the Hidden Kingdoms exhibit or the
Exploratorium, please visit our website at: 
www.exploratorium.edu/pr/pr_hiddenkingdoms.html

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Rose Falanga
Director, Library and Information Resources
Exploratorium
3601 Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
(Phone) 415-353-0421
(Fax)   415-561-0307                          rosef at exploratorium.edu

The unexpected IS our normal routine.
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