Thursday, March 27, 2008
Members Night at the Field Museum.
Unfortunately, after you've been to a few of these, and spend way too much of your time attending the Field's Anthropology Alliance events (which are smaller, with great free buffets and open bars), they start to suffer by comparison.
For one thing, you have to buy your own food.
So last night was fun. But honestly, they've done better.
Not as many slide shows as the years before, where scientists share their current research in cramped hot dark rooms and field questions. Which I missed. But still lots of folks showing off specimens and talking about how they do what they do.
Also paid a visit to the home offices of the Encyclopedia of Life, the massive scientific undertaking that's working like crazy to document all the species of life on earth. There's been buzz on the project for awhile, but they opened their offices for real only three days ago, on the ground floor of the Field Museum. So that was cool.
And I took some pictures »