Science Saturdays return on Oct. 2

Talks delving into the worlds of the very small and the very large are featured in this fall’s Science Saturdays program, which begins Oct. 2.

Science Saturdays is a special lecture series designed for families that aims to bring the excitement of research and the passion of scientists to schoolage children in New Haven. The lectures are free and open to the public, and the topics explored are appropriate for kids in 7th grade and above.

All take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Davies Auditorium, 15 Prospect St.

The following is a list of this fall’s topics and featured speakers.

• Oct. 2: “Universe in Your Hands” by Michael Faison, astronomer, Yale.

• Oct. 9: “Your DNA: Sense or Nonsense?” by Joan Steitz, molecular biologist, Yale.

• Oct. 16: “How Fireflies Light the Way to New Drugs” by Leslie Kenna, pharmacologist, U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

For more information about Science Saturdays, including downloads of previous lectures, click here.

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