California Academy of Sciences Schedule of Exhibits
Through Summer 2002

Skulls
Spring 2002 through November 2002

49th Annual San Francisco Bay Area Science Fair
March 12 through 16, 2002

Human Genome Human Being Symposium
Saturday, February 23, 2002

Powers of Ten
February 9, through September 2, 2002

Russia's Great Voyages to America: Science Under Sail 1728-1867
Closes Wednesday, January 2, 2002

Domestic California
October 20, 2001 through Spring 2002

Under Antarctic Ice
Thanksgiving Day, (November 22, 2001) through January 14, 2002

Elkus Collection
Ongoing


Skulls
Spring 2002 through November 2002
Skulls, is a thrilling exploration of the architecture and function of the skull in vertebrate animals. This exhibit, curated and designed by Academy staff, will help visitors learn what the study of skulls reveals about behavior, injury and disease, evolutionary adaptation, human intervention, and more. Skulls from around the world will be featured in this hauntingly beautiful display.

The 49th Annual San Francisco Bay Area Science Fair
March 12 through 16, 2002
The San Francisco Bay Area Science Fair returns to the Academy for its 49th annual display of more than 300 junior and senior high school students' science projects. Qualifying students from eight Bay Area counties bring their projects to the Academy to share their scientific explorations with the public.

Powers of Ten
Saturday, February 9, through September 2, 2002
Based on the fascinating classic short film by Charles and Ray Eames, this exhibit takes the visitor on a journey of scale, telling the story of how humanity has come to know what it knows. Each of 18 text and image panels show a view, centered on the same axis, from ten times further away than the one next to it, beginning with a quark and ending in the farthest reaches of the universe. Children are invited to draw something really small or really large, which will be hung in the tide pool area in a special Kids' Powers of Ten exhibit.

Human Genome Human Being Symposium
Saturday, February 23, 2002
The California Academy of Sciences and The Global Forum are pleased to host the first Human Genome Human Being forum in the United States, a symposium whose goal is to foster public dialogue about the new genetic technologies. The Global Forum is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering international, multidisciplinary dialogues about the ethical implications of emerging technologies before they are broadly applicable and widely available. Eight international panelists-geneticists, artists, theologians, anthropologists, ethicists, and writers-will contribute to this public dialogue. The potential consequences of emerging genetic technologies will frame the discussions, with an emphasis on the impact upon human evolution and concerns about eugenics.
Panelists:
Rodney Brooks, director of the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab
Dr. Robert Lanza, vice-president of medical and scientific development at Advanced Cell Technology
Dr. Nina Jablonski, evolutionary anthropologist at the California Academy of Sciences
Paul Hawken, entrepreneur and author of Ecology of Commerce
Kirby Gookin, artist and art historian at New York University
Karma Lekshe Tsomo, Buddhist nun and assistant professor of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Diego
Daniel Kevles, professor of Humanities at Yale University

Russia's Great Voyages to America: Science Under Sail 1728-1867
Closing January 2, 2002
This exhibit tells the surprising story of Russia's role in exploring California and the Pacific Northwest. For the first time since the original expeditions, Russia's Great Voyages returns to California some of the thousands of animal and plant specimens, artifacts, illustrations and journal entries that the Russian explorers collected and created in the early nineteenth century.

Under Antarctic Ice
Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2001 through January 14, 2002
Hailed as 'the James Brown of his profession' by San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, underwater photographer Norbert Wu's exhibition, Under Antarctic Ice, describes the surprisingly rich community of life at the bottom of the Earth. With hurricane force winds and cold that can kill in minutes, Antarctica's surface hosts little year-round life. But underneath its frozen seas lies one of the earth's most stable and vibrant ecosystems. Forty of his award winning photographs will be at the Academy in a compelling display of one of Earth's most enchanting realms. Under Antarctic Ice was developed by Norbert Wu Productions and produced by the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. The exhibit may be viewed online at www.pgmuseum.org

Domestic California
Saturday, October 20, 2001 through Spring 2002
Not too long ago Sacramento Street in the Financial District was a sparkling stream, flowing to the bay. And the parking lot near Fourth and Townsend? It was the Bay. The natural history of these and other spots in San Francisco is the subject of the newest exhibit at the Academy: Domestic California. Artist Mark Brest van Kempen uses collages of digital photographs to create dual panoramic pictures of five locations in the city - one of the modern cityscape and one of the way it looked before there was a city. The results will challenge your assumptions about the streets you walk on and the definition of nature.

The Elkus Collection: Changing Traditions In Native American Art
Ongoing
The children of Ruth and Charles de Young Elkus donated this collection of Native American pottery, textiles, baskets, jewelry, kachina dolls, and paintings to the Academy in 1972. This extensive collection includes works by some of the leading names in 20th Century Native American art. The exhibit rotates every other month to display different pieces of the collection.



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