ComSHER in the Windy City – Calling for ideas for our 2017 field trip

As incoming Secretary, I am excited to be coordinating the field trip for next year’s AEJMC meeting in Chicago, Illinois. The last time we were in Chicago, we had a wonderful time visiting the Shed Aquarium and I look forward to planning another excellent excursion. Current suggestions include visits to The Field Museum or The Adler Planetarium.

The Field Museum of Natural History is one of the largest natural history museums in the world. Its exhibitions include Sue, the most complete and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex fossil ever discovered, and the new, interactive Grainger Science Hub, which allows visitors to engage with the museum’s scientists and collections.

The Adler Planetarium offers a number of itineraries, including a visit to the Space Visualization Lab where we can interact with experts to learn more about ongoing projects and engagement efforts, and participation in Skywatch Live! which uses real-time digital graphics to create an accurate scientific simulation of the night sky. We can also explore the possibility of doing an evening excursion at the planetarium.

I encourage you to reach out to me with more suggestions at kajsa-dalrymple@uiowa.edu.

Kajsa Dalrymple