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"Science Now...LIVE!"

Written by Paul Sutter on Monday, 27 June 2016. Posted in From The Desk of...The Chief Scientist

"Science is for Sharing." That's my personal motto, and that's why I'm so lucky to work in a place like COSI. The place and the people are literally dedicated to doing just that, and to be a part of that experience is a pretty dang good feeling.

In the spirit of sharing science and helping to create a more science-literate society, the Theaters team has helped me create Science Now Live, a new planetarium show. It's hosted by me but directed by the audience - no two shows are exactly alike, and going in I have no clue what I'm about it say...and it's super-fun.

We all see the science headlines race past, full of jargon, misquotes, bad statistics, and incomprehensibly obscure references. Science is a messy business - full of blind alleys, unknown factors, and competing theories - and I don't fault journalists when they have trouble trying to distill a complex topic into a few soundbites and some explanatory glue.

People everywhere get curious about science, and usually more than a few questions pop up when a news story comes out. Science Now Live provides an outlet to satisfy that curiosity, and to finally get some relief on those cosmic puzzlers that have been nagging us for so long. Thanks again to all the team members who helped me put it together...I'm looking forward to every single show!

About the Author

Paul Sutter

Paul Sutter

Paul Sutter is COSI's Chief Scientist. He is an astrophysicist and offers a wealth of knowledge about our universe. In addition to his COSI position, Paul Sutter is a Cosmological Researcher and Community Outreach Coordinator at The Ohio State University's Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP).