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Astronomy & Space

Monday, December 14, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET

Around December 14, the annual Geminid meteor shower will be plentiful and bright around a new moon. Join George Mason University Observatory’s Peter Plavchan and geologist-turned-meteorite scientist Tim Gregory for a night illuminated by meteors and meteorites.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET

Sean Carroll, an acclaimed theoretical physicist, is determined to demystify quantum mechanics for a new generation by way of the Many Worlds Theory.

Monday, January 11, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. ET

Paul Halpern, professor of physics at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, tells the little-known story of the unlikely friendship between physicist Wolfgang Pauli and renowned psychoanalyst Carl Jung and their insights about the concept of synchronicity and the nature of quantum reality.