Monday, October 17, 2011

Science and Technology Lecture Series

The Waterford Historical Museum and Cultural Center proudly
announces our second annual Science and Technology Lecture Series, with your host and moderator Dr. JB Goss. Enjoy splendid food, fascinating facts, great conversation and engaging company though the Fall and Winter at 7pm on the second Thursday of every month at Costanzo's, one of this areas fine restaurants.

Come in out of the cold and join us for the following talks/discussions:
November 10th: NASA's Search for Life in the Galaxy. (What are the prospects of finding life elsewhere in the galaxy?  How are such measurements
possible?  When will we have the capability to do so?) Speaker:  John W. Delano, Ph.D.; Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department of Atmospheric & Environmental
Science, UAlbany;  Associate Director of a NASA Astrobiology Institute at RPI and scientist for NASA.

December 8th: Cross-Country Skiing for Beginner/Intermediate Skier. A lecture on Cross-Country Skiing for the Beginner/Intermediate Skier. Whether in the mountains or in your local park, cross-country skiing is fun and easy to learn. Hear about equipment, clothes and best places to ski with expert Rich Macha, owner of Adirondack Paddle'n'Pole, one of the area's leading outfitters for both xc skiing and paddling. Talk begins at 7pm followed by question and answer session.

January 12th: Why We Sleep, Dream and other Mysteries of the Brain - Part II. What do your dreams mean? Why do we sleep? Do we really only use a small amount of our brains? Can people hear colors and see sounds?  What do rabbits know that humans do not? Speaker: JB Goss, Ph.D.; clinician, scientist and writer presents more fascinating facts about our mysterious human brains.

February 9th- Forged for Clandestine Warfare: the little known history of a Confederate secret weapon. Come and hear a fascinating recounting of this
virtually here-to-fore unknown aspect of the Civil War and see one of only three known surviving examples of the actual device. Mr. Thatcher's newly published book on this subject, , will be available for purchase. Joseph M. Thatcher, Fellow and Past President of the Company of Military Historians, and recently retired Supervising Curator for the New York State Bureau of Historic Sites. Author of: “Confederate Coal Torpedo:Thomas Courtenay's Infernal Sabotage Weapon”

March 8th: Grand Unveiling of the New “Making Waterford Our Home: Online” website, with Brad Utter, Director of the WHMCC and Aine Leader-Nagy, Lead Researcher and Oral Historian for the Making Waterford Our Home series. Brad and Aine will take the audience through the new online exhibit adding special insight to the process and the results.

April 12th-Local Waterfalls: Workhorses of the Industrial Revolution. It was both waterfalls & the absence of waterfalls that made N.Y. the Empire State. Learn how, why, and the location of these magnificent waterfalls with Russell Dunn & Barbara Delaney who are both N.Y.S. licensed guides and authors of regional guidebooks on waterfalls, hiking and paddling.

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At Costanzo's Riverside Restaurant, 405 Hudson River Road, Waterford, NY 12188 Waterford, NY 12188
Dinner Special- $9.99
Includes Salad Bar
Choose from; Chicken Parmesan with Pasta, Eggplant Parmesan with Pasta, Spaghetti w/ Meatballs or Sausage, Broiled Haddock or Costanzo Eight Ounce NY Strip Steak. Special can not be combined with coupons or  other offers.

Program Runs 7-8pm, Registration Starts at 6:30pm. Food & Drink available for PURCHASE all evening. Suggested donation is $6 per person ($5 members)

Space is limited and pre-registration is recommended by calling. 518-238-0809 or by

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