CLSC Science Circle

Summer 2023

Science Themed Presentations

Welcome to the Chautauqua Science Group!
Science matters. There should be no denying that fact, but the world has its unfair share of science deniers.  Together with the Chautauqua Institution, our band of rational, energetic humans can work together to promote the application of the scientific method to real world problems.  Let’s do it and let’s keep in touch thru this website.

Live Presentations

Wednesday’s 9:15 am – 10:15 am

Hurlbut Sanctuary

21 Scott Avenue

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Send us an email to register for the zoom link:

[email protected]

Programs are offered free of charge. 

Donations are appreciated.

2023 Science Speakers Calendar

Week 1 • June 28

Michael Humphrey

Week 2 • July 5

Susan Woods, MD

Week 3 • July 12

Courtney Wigdahl-Perry, PhD

Week 4 • July 19

Ralph Walton, MD

Week 6 • August 2

Sherri “Sam” Mason, PhD

Week 7 • August 9

Nicholas Moy, MS

Week 8 • August 16

Robert Davidson, PhD, PE

Week 9 • August 23

Andri Magnason 
You can buy Andri Magnason’s new book here.

Visit our YouTube channel to see recorded presentations from this and past seasons.

NASA releases spectacular image to celebrate James Webb Space Telescope

The first anniversary image from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope displays the Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex, the closest star-forming region to Earth.

The CLSC Science Circle is part of the Chautauqua Literary & Scientific Circle (CLSC) Alumni Group.

Our primary mission during the Chautauqua season is to promote an appreciation and deeper understanding of science, including how its methods and findings have evolved.  We also seek to take these lessons to the broader community throughout the year.

We are also known as the Chautauqua Science Group, a non-profit foundation incorporated in New York state.

If you wish to learn more about us or are interested in making a science presentation at Chautauqua,
please contact:

Bob Spirtas: [email protected]

Bob Hopper: [email protected]

Zoom email: [email protected]