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Other Skies: An Exoplanetary Festival takes place on Sunday, March 20, from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. CDT. Other Skies is a groundbreaking online festival interweaves musical performances, visual art, and talks from scientists working at the cutting edge of exoplanet research — whose work directly inspired the art on display. Over the course of the day, a diverse interdisciplinary panel will present a broad picture of our exoplanetary horizons and their ramifications for our shared humanity. Fermilab scientist emeritus Mike Albrow…

From Chicago Tribune, Feb. 3, 2021: Fermilab’s Family Open House is a popular annual event in the Chicagoland area. This year, it’s virtual. Amanda Early, education program leader, discusses the programming that the virtual event will bring to classrooms and homes around the world.

Last week was the inaugural Snowman Building Competition. Twenty snowmen and other snow creations engaged in a fierce competition in the following categories: most creative, favorite, best photo with snowman, best traditional snowman and best nontraditional snowman. Voting took place earlier this week. “My first snowman ever is actually a snow woman! It was a great experience to build it with my family’s support. Thanks for the initiative!” Liliet Calero Diaz, creator of Snowy Cuban, said. Vibodha Mudiyanselage and N.C….

From Yale University, Jan. 22, 2021: For his new piece of music, “MicroBooNE,” David Ibbett, Fermilab’s first composer-in-residence, collaborated with physics professor Bonnie Fleming through a series of discussions about the science behind the experiment that inspired the composition. The neutrino-inspired piece premiered on Dec. 8, 2020, as part of the Fermilab Arts and Lectures Series.

Fermilab joins the global celebration of Dark Matter Day. Hear from Fermilab scientists during a special webinar on Saturday, Oct. 31, at 1 p.m. CT. Take a virtual tour of the lab’s dark matter experiments and detectors, and learn how Fermilab is helping answer questions about the mysterious stuff that makes up 25% of our universe.

Calling all fintech leaders and quantum researchers + startups: Register for the Quantum in Finance virtual event on Oct. 21. The event is hosted by P33 and BCG, with keynotes and panel discussions about the potential benefits of quantum in the fintech industry. Registration: http://bit.ly/quantum-in-finance Agenda: http://bit.ly/quantum-in-finance-agenda BCG and P33 are nonprofit partners of the Chicago Quantum Exchange. Based at the University of Chicago, CQE catalyzes research activity across disciplines and member institutions. It is anchored by the University of…

Lisa Randall, Knocking on Heaven’s Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World Sunday, March 1, 4 p.m. Book signing to follow lecture. Educator reception at 6 p.m. McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage During this talk, Randall explores the latest developments in physics that have the potential to radically revise our understanding of the world: its makeup, its evolution and the fundamental forces that drive its operation. An expert on both particle physics (the study…

The Field Museum and the Consulate General of France in Chicago are partnering to present Chicago’s first ever “Night of Ideas: Alive!” on Thursday, Jan. 30, from 6 p.m. to midnight. The Field describes the event as “a global celebration of art, science, scholarship, and community.” Fermilab will contribute to three activities at the event: two participants in the 2019 Physics Slam will reprise their presentations at the Field, three scientists will engage with the public in provocative conversations and…

Did you you miss last week event? You have again a chance to find your best and  furry friend at the Anderson Animal Shelter Adoption Event this Saturday December 14 from 11 am to 5 pm at Pet Supplies Plus, 180 N. Randall Rd. in North Aurora!