BigPicture NightLife

Thu Jul 25
California Academy of Sciences
6pm - 10pm
Drinks, Museums


Be the first to see the Academy’s sixth annual BigPicture: Natural World Photography Competition exhibit & celebrate some of the most fascinating moments of life on Earth, captured by the world’s best nature photographers.

Music by DJ Sep

? Learn about the captivating field of nature and conservation photography during an awards ceremony and presentation with BigPicture Jury Chair Suzi Eszterhas (Suzi Eszterhas Wildlife Photography) and judge Roy Toft.

? Gaze up at the stars through the lens of satellites and spacecraft with “Photography in Space,” a live planetarium show.

? Learn how conservation and sustainability efforts in the Galápagos connect to California (and the planet), with a panel moderated by the Academy’s Chief of Science Dr. Shannon Bennett.

Panel participants include:
- Dr. Terry Gosliner, Academy Curator of Invertebrate Zoology
- Dr. Arturo Izurieta, Executive Director of the Charles Darwin Foundation
- Prof. Bill Durham, Academy Fellow
- Harvey Fineberg, president of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

? At the Project Lab, you’ll see incredible macro images made possible by the GIGAmacro imaging system.

? Check out rarely-seen Galápagos specimens and archival materials from the Academy’s collection and learn more about the important scientific partnerships between the Academy and Charles Darwin Foundation that are making a real-world impact.


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