National Academy of Sciences and thirstDC Present a Collaborative Live Event on May 15, 2014

The National Academy of Sciences’ Cultural Programs and Science & Entertainment Exchange and thirstDC announce “Prometheus Unbound: A DASER Special,” a collaborative live event on Thursday, May 15, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the National Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W. The event is free and open to the public; a photo ID and registration are required for admittance.

To register, visit https://daserthirst.eventbrite.com.

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Official Facebook Event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1414396955490927/

“Prometheus Unbound” brings together a diverse group of experts for an entertaining and engaging look at the science (or lack thereof) behind the popular movie Prometheus (2012). Join us for an evening of abject nerdiness and witty banter as we explore the representation of science in the movies. The panel of experts includes:

  • Summer Ash, astrophysicist and director of outreach, department of astronomy, Columbia University, New York City
  • Jeffrey Kahn, professor of bioethics and public policy, Johns Hopkins University Berman Institute of Bioethics, Baltimore
  • Michael Sappol, historian, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Md.
  • Eric Schulze, molecular biologist and co-founder, creative director, and chief nerd, thirstDC, Washington, D.C.
  • JD Talasek, director, Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences, will moderate the discussion.

Creative disruptions will be provided by

  • Margot MacDonald, voted Best Singer by Washington City Paper readers
  • DJ AutoRock, host of On & On at the Black Cat.


ThirstDC aims to create and foster thought leaders both on and off stage by crafting an informal environment where world renowned experts socialize, interact with, and inspire attendees in a lounge atmosphere.

Seems like people dig what we're doing. Nerding! Learning! Flirting!

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