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Friday, April 28
 

18:00

Muscle Testing: Human Lie Detection and More
Come learn how to use the energy and impulses of your own body to tell if something is good for you or not. This technique can also be used fairly accurately to tell if someone is lying about something. This can be a great tool for anyone with kids or teenagers. Audience participation welcome.


Friday April 28, 2017 18:00 - 19:00
EMC IV 2000 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

18:00

What is new in the universe?
New news about old stuff! A panel discussing about recent news and discoveries somewhere in a galaxy far away (or nearby) with Volunteer NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassadors.


Friday April 28, 2017 18:00 - 19:00
Windover 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators NO

19:00

Strange New Worlds
Exoplanets are a relatively new addition to the field of astronomy, but have been part of sci-fi for far longer. Today we'll take a look at what they are, how we find them, a few popular media examples, and things to keep in mind if you want to make some of your own for your own works.

Speakers

Friday April 28, 2017 19:00 - 20:00
Montcalm 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators YES

20:00

Astronomy 101
Size and distance in the Universe, star life-cycles and Supernovas will be covered.


Friday April 28, 2017 20:00 - 21:00
Windover 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators YES

20:00

Help! Someone dissembled my 3d Printer!
I think a gang of penguins teamed up to disassemble my 3d printer. Now I have to put it back together. This is a great opportunity to talk about how they work, what can be done with them, and calibrating new machines!

Speakers

  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators YES

20:00

How to survive in the Middle Ages
Your elbow hit the chronograph in your time machine. You are now in 1350 instead of 2350. How will you survive famine, plague, war and that other horsemen? Come find out!

Speakers

Friday April 28, 2017 20:00 - 21:00
Algonquin D 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators NO

21:00

Six ways a Mars rover will both save humanity and kill you.
The Mars Exploration Rovers act as robot geologists while they are on the surface of Mars. The future of humanity depends on creating exoplanetary settlements. The current version of rovers also have an amazing tool belt for scientific destruction. Let's talk about it!


Friday April 28, 2017 21:00 - 22:00
TBA
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators YES

22:00

Telescope Observing - Jupiter and Mizar
When do astronauts have lunch? At launch time

Speakers

Friday April 28, 2017 22:00 - 23:00
Outside 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators NO

22:00

The C.U.P.S. project - Past, Present, and Future?
No, I'm not talking about printing! This "C.U.P.S." was the "Consortium for Upper-Level Physics Software". A multi-million dollar project to develop instructional materials and software simulations for college physics, back in the mid-1990s. I have been working to resurrect this code base - with ultimate hopes of making it open-source. I'll talk about the history, my work-in-progress, and do some demos via emulation.

Speakers

Friday April 28, 2017 22:00 - 23:00
Nicolet 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators NO
 
Saturday, April 29
 

09:00

How To Kill A Character, Part 1: I Don't Do Drugs, But My Protagonist Does!
A medically based primer for authors on booze, drugs and all the potentially deadly results of bad decision making.

Speakers
K

Kat

How to kill a character, part 1: I don't do drugs, but my protagonist does! | A medically based primer for authors on booze, drugs and all the potentially deadly results of bad decision making.


Saturday April 29, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Algonquin D 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators MAYBE

10:00

Astronomy 102
Electromagnetic Radiation, Doppler shift, and Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation will be covered.


Saturday April 29, 2017 10:00 - 11:00
Portage Auditorium 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators YES

10:00

Cemetery Iconography and Why the Victorians Loved Death.
For ages and ages, societies have used symbolism and iconography to decorate the final resting places of ancestors. Pervading gloom and grand-scale mourning epitomized death practices in the Victorian era. Find out how Queen Victoria made #grieving trend in the 1600's.

Speakers

Saturday April 29, 2017 10:00 - 11:00
Algonquin D 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators NO

12:00

The Future of Batteries
Finding a better battery is crucial to the green energy revolution. What does the future of battery technology look like, and what's in the pipeline?

Speakers

Saturday April 29, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
Algonquin A 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators YES

12:00

Using Your Android Phone as a Sensor!
Recording tilt, audio, light, temperature, and barometer readings with Google Science Journal.

Speakers

Saturday April 29, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
TC's 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators NO

14:00

Science as leisure - Citizen Science, Science Pubs and Science in other leisure venues.
People who are working in citizen science, science pubs or programming at leisure science venues like aquariums, museums, parks or zoo talk about how they got started and how you can help.


Saturday April 29, 2017 14:00 - 15:00
Windover 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators YES

15:00

E-Nable 3D printed hand update
Local volunteers will update attendees on progress on 3d printed hands and arms. Soft 3d printed plastics, myoelectric integration and brain to machine solutions will be covered.


Saturday April 29, 2017 15:00 - 16:00
Montcalm 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators YES

17:00

Dead Birds for Science!
To save birds, we need to save their habitats. But birds have wings, can’t read maps, and don’t stay where they’re safe. So how can we create a more bird friendly world beyond parks and refuges? We need to know how they die. What kills birds tells us where we can make changes to prevent bird deaths in the future. Explore the preventable causes of avian mortality that put so much pressure on the birds we know and love, and learn about how valuable dead birds are to science.

Speakers

Saturday April 29, 2017 17:00 - 18:00
EMC II 2000 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators MAYBE

17:00

The Great Eclipse of 2017
Aug. 21, 2017, American skywatchers will be treated to a rare and spectacular celestial show — the first total solar eclipse visible from the continental United States in nearly four decades. Historical solar eclipses and when, where and how to watch them safely.


Saturday April 29, 2017 17:00 - 18:00
EMC III 2000 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators YES

18:00

Ancient Egypt: Q&A:
Join U of M Egyptology professor Dr. Terry Wilfong and Egyptology geek & author Paul Kemner as they answer questions and chat about one of their favorite subjects. Dr. Wilfong has published and lectured extensively on topics relating to gender, sexuality, and religion in ancient Egypt. (hint: Stargate is not a documentary!)


Saturday April 29, 2017 18:00 - 19:00
Algonquin C 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators MAYBE

18:00

How to get a job with NASA and what is it like working there
NASA, the world's leader in space and aeronautics, is always seeking outstanding scientists, engineers, and other talented professionals to carry forward the great discovery process that its mission demands. Once you get there, what can you expect?

Speakers

Saturday April 29, 2017 18:00 - 19:00
EMC IV 2000 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators YES

18:00

Penguicon Battery Lab
Convert pennies into make-shift batteries that can drive small current devices like LED's and calculators. Yep! You read that right. The penny battery is a voltaic pile which uses various coinage as the metal disks of a traditional voltaic pile. Let's power LED's, calculators and other small devices with pennies!

Speakers

  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators YES

19:00

Science of SCUBA
A high level overview of the basic science behind SCUBA diving. Buoyancy and gas compression, gas toxicity, affected physiology, safety equipment, etc.

Speakers

Saturday April 29, 2017 19:00 - 20:00
Algonquin C 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators MAYBE

19:00

Space travel woes, with and without potatoes.
Obviously, life in outer space would be no vacation -- you're out there braving the final frontier, battling meteors and malfunctioning airlocks, and you'll die horribly in the abyss of space if some tiny thing goes amiss. That is what's so awesome about it -- it's an adventure, baby! 


Saturday April 29, 2017 19:00 - 20:00
EMC I 2000 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators YES

20:00

Telescope Observing - Cresent moon
Why does a moon rock taste better than an Earth rock? It’s a little meteor

Speakers

Saturday April 29, 2017 20:00 - 21:00
Outside 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

21:00

Telescope Observing - Jupiter and Mizar
Black holes are most commonly found in black socks.

Speakers

Saturday April 29, 2017 21:00 - 22:00
Outside 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators NO

21:00

What do Veterinarians do?
Obviously, we treat animals. We are also involved in food safety and biosecurity. Be warned, some of the material may be gross!

Speakers

Saturday April 29, 2017 21:00 - 22:00
EMC II 2000 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators MAYBE
 
Sunday, April 30
 

09:00

Homemade Ghostbusters PKE Meter on Raspberry Pi 2
In time for the Ghostbusters blitz last summer my team at work was asked to make a demo for a homemade PKE Meter. Using the Rapsberry Pi 2, 3D Printing, and a program that we open sourced we created a homemade device that emulates the PKE including a big screen that gives readouts and the ability to stream data to Azure Cloud. Along the way we also learned about real paranormal places in our home area of Philadelphia, hit some tech roadbumps, and we visited some haunted locations to test our device out. I'll explain how to use the code to make your own device and how we can improve on this hack in the future.

Speakers

Sunday April 30, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
EMC I 2000 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators MAYBE

09:00

Asteroids and Planetary Defense
NASA is developing a first-ever robotic mission to visit a large near-Earth asteroid, collect a multi-ton boulder from its surface, and redirect it into a stable orbit around the moon. Let's talk about craters, rare earth chemistry and Chelyabinsk.

Speakers

Sunday April 30, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
Nicolet 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators YES

10:00

Astronomy 103
Dark Matter, Dark Energy, Neutrinos, Relativity, and other weird cosmological stuff will be covered.


Sunday April 30, 2017 10:00 - 11:00
Algonquin D 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators YES

12:00

How to kill a character part 2: let's get weird.
A resource for authors that would like to reference bizarre, rare and often disgusting ways to kill a character

Speakers
K

Kat

How to kill a character, part 1: I don't do drugs, but my protagonist does! | A medically based primer for authors on booze, drugs and all the potentially deadly results of bad decision making.


Sunday April 30, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
Algonquin D 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators MAYBE

12:00

Telescope Observing - The Sun
A neutrino walks into a bar… and keeps right on going …

Speakers

Sunday April 30, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
Outside 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators NO

13:00

Beekeeping 101: What the buzz is about
Introduction to beekeeping covering basic knowledge, disease management, and queen rearing.

Speakers

Sunday April 30, 2017 13:00 - 14:00
EMC V 2000 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 3-4 hours
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators NO

14:00

Beekeeping 102: What the buzz is about
Introduction to beekeeping covering basic knowledge, disease management, and queen rearing. 

Speakers

Sunday April 30, 2017 14:00 - 15:00
EMC V 2000 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 3-4 hours
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators NO

15:00

Beekeeping 103: What the buzz is about
Introduction to beekeeping covering basic knowledge, disease management, and queen rearing. 

Speakers

Sunday April 30, 2017 15:00 - 16:00
TBA
  • Duration 3-4 hours
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators NO
 

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