BostonTalks Happy Hour: Space


WGBH Studios
One Guest Street
Brighton, MA
United States

Thursday, 16 November 2017 - 7:00pm

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It's all about space this month at BostonTalks! We have speakers looking for life in space, building community online and improving urban living. Spend your evening talking space and sipping brews!

Clara Sousa-Silva is a molecular astrophysicist and MIT researcher dedicated to searching for habitable planets in the solar system. Her work includes making the science world a more inclusive space for young people. Hear about Clara's work looking for life in space and fostering a love for science in kids.

Emily O'Neil is the executive director for the Fort Point Arts Community in Boston. When rent got too high, and the arts community lost studio space, she and local artists had to get creative. Their solution was to expand access to programs and initiatives, in order to keep Fort Point culturally relevant. Hear her story and what's coming up in local public art.

Aeron Hodges is a Architect and Associate at the worldwide and yet community focused architecture firm Stantec. She says that cities like Boston need sustainable living solutions and that "small living" might be the answer. Hear about her recent downtown Boston housing project and her vision of city living in the future.

Join Clara (@clara__ss), Emily (@FortPointArts) and Aeron (@Aeron_H) for a smarter happy hour hosted by Edgar B. Herwick III (@ebherwick3) from WGBH's Curiosity Desk.

A Smarter Happy Hour
Connect with local experts in a variety of fields while enjoying the great company of your neighbors from Boston and beyond in this smarter happy hour reception. Each event combines short speaking programs, drinks and an opportunity for you to join the conversation.

Meet the host:
Edgar B. Herwick III hosts WGBH's Curiosity Desk, where he digs a little deeper into topics in the news, explores the off-beat and searches for answers to questions in the world around us. His radio features can be heard on 89.7 WGBH's Morning Edition and All Things Considered, and his television features can be seen on WGBH's Greater Boston.

You must be at least 21 with a valid ID to attend. Beer, wine and cider is available for $5 a glass.

Limited seating will be available.