Oceans: Our Blue Planet
Presented by BBC Earth, Oceans: Our Blue Planet takes audiences on a global odyssey to explore the largest and least explored habitat on earth. New ocean science and technology has allowed us to go further into the unknown than we ever thought possible.
From the coastline to deeper, more mysterious worlds, the untold stories of the oceans' most astonishing creatures are revealed. In the warm coastal shallows, viewers meet surfing dolphins, and an ingenious tusk fish that uses a tool to crack open its food. In the enchanted sea-forests, a cunning octopus uses shells as armour from predators.
As we journey through our oceans, we share these extraordinary discoveries and uncover a spectacular world of life beneath the waves.
Duration: 40 mins. | Rating: All Ages
Meet A Scientist: Space Edition!
Included in General Admission | Current science gets up close and personal at Meet a Scientist. This program, held on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, features local scientists who share their research and knowledge with you through hands-on activities and conversation. Meet a Scientist exclusively features professionals who are OMSI Science Communication Fellows.
July 13 Activities:
Mapping the Frozen Seas | Using clues from incomplete data from satellites, become a sea ice scientist and map the Arctic Ocean.
Transient Detective | Compare light from a telescope to a transient database to see what cosmic object originated it.
Observing the Ocean from Space | Come explore with Ed what satellites can tell us about the ocean and its tides.
OMSI Goes Viral! | Viruses can live in extreme places –can they live in outer space?
Seeing Ocean Microbes from Space | Join Bryce to learn how scientists use satellites in space to learn about our oceans.
Monitoring Microbes from Space | Explore the oceans from space, and learn about the microscopic creatures that help regulate our climate.
July 27 Topics
Science Pub Eugene: Antarctica
Diving Antarctica: Exploring the Underwater Ecosystems of the Southern Ocean
With Paul North, Polar Expedition Diver & Director of Meet the Ocean
September 12, 2019 | 6:30-8:30PM; Doors open @ 5PM | $5 Suggested Donation
In the cold, dark waters of the Southern Ocean exists a biological landscape unlike any other on our planet. It begins with a density of single-celled algae so large they can be seen from space. Next, come the krill, an army of crustaceans bent on harvesting the photosynthetic organisms that cloud the water. What then eats the krill? The answer is basically all the creatures that call Antarctica home.
In this talk, polar expedition diver Paul North will journey through the trophic levels of the Antarctic food web. Exampling macro dive footage of the invertebrates that dominate the sea floor. Plankton filmed in the water column and under microscope. R.O.V. footage from depths of 300+ feet, swimming penguins, and predatory encounters with several different marine mammal species. All to highlight the resiliency and unexpectedness of the Southern Ocean ecosystem, so that we may better understand and protect it.
Paul North is the director of Meet the Ocean - an educational nonprofit devoted to educating the public on the importance of our planet’s saltwater ecosystems. He has logged over 200 dives in the Southern Ocean working as Undersea Specialist with Lindblad Expeditions & National Geographic. Combining storytelling and science, Meet the Ocean releases a monthly podcast to blend education with entertainment to awaken audiences to the realities facing the oceans of our planet.
Science Pub Eugene is a monthly event that is open to anyone and everyone. No RSVP or scientific background required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks, and knowledge! For more information or to sign up for our mailing list, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Science Pub Portland: Rivers & Hydrology
Topic: Science of Rivers and Hydrology
With Sean William Fleming, PhD, Courtesy Professor in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University
November 19, 2019 | Doors Open @ 6PM
Please Note: OMSI's restaurant, Theory will not be open for this event.
Details coming soon!
OMSI Science Pub at the Empirical Theater is a ticketed event. To guarantee a seat at this event, please buy tickets online or at the OMSI front desk. Advanced tickets will be available for purchase until 2:00pm the day of the event. Please show your ticket at the theater entrance upon arrival.
If the event sells out, we will update the website and Facebook listings accordingly. If the event does not sell out in advance, attendance will be first-come, first-served at the door and at-the-door admission will remain a suggested donation.
Science Pub OMSI is a monthly event that is open to anyone and everyone – no scientific background required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks and knowledge! For more information or to sign up for our mailing list, email: email@example.com.
Sandwiches, hotdogs, snacks and beverages are available from the Empirical Café. Food and drink are welcome in the theater. Parking is free for the event. Doors open at 5pm.
For more information or to sign up for our mailing list, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.