Curating Los Angeles is always on the lookout for family-friendly events that are educational, engaging and fun. This weekend the UCLA College of Physical Sciences hosts Exploring Your Universe, an annual science outreach day that features hands-on activities for all ages, including faculty lectures, experiments and telescope viewing, and an opportunity to visit the UCLA […]
Stories of people working on the fringes of mainstream science have always intrigued me. Often self-taught and working alone, these individuals usually don’t fit the classic image of the formally educated scientist employed by high tech labs and well-known academic institutions that most of us have come to accept as normal. And yet, these citizen-, outsider-, amateur-scientists have been around for decades, exploring a wide variety of serious questions.