Pacsci Podcast



Events and happenings in Pacific Science Center's community.


  • Science in The City: Dangerous Products

    14/05/2020 Duración: 01h02min

    Societal and scientific consensus says we should not fear Wi-Fi, artificial sweeteners, and fluoridated water. However, legitimately dangerous products that are flammable, toxic, radioactive and generally bad for you have been sold as safe in the past. Join Virginia Ng and David Frank as we look at products throughout history that killed, injured and poisoned, and the marketing campaigns that went along with them.

  • COVID-19 Numbers: ‘Put It In Perspective’

    18/03/2020 Duración: 03min

    In this PacSci Podcast we hear from one local health expert who cautions against watching the COVID-19 numbers too closely. Practicing good health habits is more more important. PacSci will host a special online-only event March 24, 2020 to help answer your questions.

  • Weather or Climate?

    19/02/2020 Duración: 03min

    Retired KING TV Chief Meteorologist Jeff Renner explains the difference between climate and weather and why this is such a crucial issue. He will give a presentation at PacSci's 3-day event Curiosity Expo: Climate Change coming up February 28-March 1, 2020. Hope you can join us.

  • Octopus Intelligence: Untangling a Distributed Brain

    12/02/2020 Duración: 03min

    In our latest PacSci Podcast we take a look at the octopus and just why scientists are so interested in them these days. These fascinating creatures may help us live longer and find life elsewhere in the universe, among other things.

  • A Leader 'Anchored On Education'

    10/02/2020 Duración: 03min

    Meet a member of PacSci's Board of Directors. A most talented woman with a love of education and access for all who wants everyone to know the many accomplishments of women and people of color.

  • Meet An African-American Woman "Pathmaker"

    05/02/2020 Duración: 03min

    At Pacific Science Center we believe that science needs diversity. We prioritize inclusion, diversity, equity and access in order to strengthen our organization and our community. And there is no greater champion of that than Adriane Brown who chairs our board of directors, a woman who spent many years in corporate America before coming to the Northwest.

  • The Importance Of Friendship

    24/01/2020 Duración: 02min

    On February 11, 2020 PacSci's Science In The City presents science journalist Lydia Denworth, author of Friendship: The Evolution, Biology and Extraordinary Power of Life’s Fundamental Bond, for a discussion on how the new science of friendship has simultaneously clarified what friendship is and blurred the lines between friendship, romance, and family.

  • Drip, Drip, Drip

    14/01/2020 Duración: 02min

    There's something new inside PacSci's Building 4. It's an interactive sculpture that combines visual components with sound in surprising ways.

  • Laser Dome Lights Up December

    06/12/2019 Duración: 02min

    As winter approaches, we're entering the darkest time of year in our part of the world. But Pacific Science Center's historic Laser Dome is doing its part to lighten things up this month.

  • Holiday Lights Shine At PacSci

    26/11/2019 Duración: 02min

    The 2019 holiday season is here and once again this year, Pacific Science Center is going all out with all sorts of programming, including a special light art installation.

  • Saturn: Number One In Moons

    16/10/2019 Duración: 03min

    Our solar system now has a new king when it comes to moons orbiting planets: hail Saturn!

  • Shakespeare and Science

    11/10/2019 Duración: 03min

    Shakespeare and science come together at PacSci on October 30, 2019 when Pacific Science Center presents Science in The City: The Crimes of Macbeth: Witchcraft or Neuropsychology? with Dr. Kaitlyn Casimo, a local neuroscientist who has become a Halloween science tradition at PacSci. Her past events on Frankenstein, zombies, and werewolves is the stuff of legends. This year will be the same. More info:

  • The Science of Beer

    01/10/2019 Duración: 03min

    PacSci's famous Brewology event is almost here and that means it's time to talk science...of beer.

  • AI: Something to Fear or Something Else?

    23/09/2019 Duración: 04min

    Artificial Intelligence. You hear a lot about it these days, but what is it really? The reality is most of us really don't know much about it nor what the future may hold. But we have an event coming up this month that we hope will help.

  • Scientist Becomes Ambassador

    19/09/2019 Duración: 03min

    Pacific Science Center is very happy to announce that one of our Science Communication Fellows has been selected as an AAAS - The American Association for the Advancement of Science IF/THEN Ambassador.

  • The Art of Poop

    12/09/2019 Duración: 04min

    A member of our staff has found some beautiful art in a most unexpected place - butterfly poop.

  • The Science of Poop

    07/09/2019 Duración: 03min

    In this PacSci Podcast, we take a closer look at something we'd normally shy away from: feces. Poop. Yucky stuff that tells a story.

  • NASA Confirms Europa Mission

    26/08/2019 Duración: 03min

    NASA has announced plans to send a probe to Jupiter's moon Europa. In this PacSci Podcast Planetarian Dakota Spear explains why this mission is so exciting.

  • Life On The Moon

    22/08/2019 Duración: 04min

    In this PacSci Podcast we take a closer look at the tiny creatures now residing on the moon.

  • Life After Death

    15/08/2019 Duración: 03min

    In this PacSci podcast we learn about a new option for disposing of our bodies when we die. It's a process that turns you into soil. Join us August 20 at PacSci for a Science in The City event for a presentation from the CEO of a company that will soon offer this service. More info:

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