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Posted on April 28, 2015 - 12:56 PM CDT

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Ellen Stofan and Neil deGrasse Tyson Event – Tuesday, April 28

Please help spread the word about an exciting event happening in NYC and online Tuesday evening! Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts and moderates a panel of experts – including NASA chief scientist Ellen Stofan – for a lively discussion about the past, present, and future of water on Earth on Tuesday, April 28, at 7 PM Eastern at


The annual Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate is a popular American Museum of Natural History event that will be live-streamed for the first time this year. The event sold out very quickly and will be attended by bloggers and journalists along with museum-goers. The theme of this year's debate, "Water Water," ties closely with NASA's Solar System and Beyond focus area. Given the popularity of this topic, and Neil and Ellen, NASA employees and followers are encouraged to set up watch parties, promote the live stream, and join the conversation on social media.

Here is a Twitter-friendly summary of the key details, and a longer version you can post in your center daily news, etc.:  


  • Join @EllenStofan @neiltyson & @AMNH 4/28 7PM ET for a lively debate about H2O on Earth and in space
  • Join NASA chief scientist Ellen Stofan, Neil deGrasse Tyson and others April 28 at 7 PM Eastern for the annual Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate – a lively debate that this year will focus on the past, present and future of WATER on Earth and in space. The debate will be live-streamed at and archived on the American Museum of Natural History's website. Gather friends, watch live, and join the conversation on social media! 

Webcast on Communicating the Value and Values of Science from the National Academies - Tuesday, April 28

The Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education of the National Research Council is pleased to announce that Dr. Kathleen Hall Jamieson will give the spring 2015 Henry and Bryna David lecture on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. in Washington, DC. Professor Jamieson will identify instances of exemplary and problematic scientific communication and outline ways that communicators can embody and express science's values and value. You will be able to access the webcast from on the day of the event. Registration for in-person attendance is closed, but you can watch from the link above on April 28 and follow comments on Twitter using the hashtag #davidlecture.