Deep Dive: An Expedition With Skype A Scientist And Professor Pete

On October 20th in NYC, join Skype a Scientist and Science Friday on an expedition into Earth’s deepest oceans.

Dr. Pete and his crew as the cast members of Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou

When: October 20, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Doors open at 3:30 p.m.

Where: 21A Clinton Street, New York, NY

Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Get your tickets here.

The deep ocean provides some of the most mysterious and alien ecosystems found on earth. Let Dr. Pete Girguis of Harvard University lead you on an expedition into the murky darkness of Earth’s deepest oceans, where the mysteries revealed may shed new light on understanding our own planet, and the solar system beyond. Hosted by Skype a Scientist’s Sarah McAnulty and Science Friday’s Rachel Bouton, explorers will have the opportunity to navigate the deep through an afternoon of activities, conversation, footage from the research vessel Falkor, and a live Q&A with the research team on board the ship.

This event is suitable for families, though alcohol will be available for purchase. Please note this is a mixed seated and standing venue. Please arrive early for the best seats.


Dr. Pete Girguis leads a deep sea expedition off the coast of Southern California. He develops new technologies that are suitable for studying gigantic oceans at the far reaches of the solar system. When he is not sending remotely operated vehicles to the bottom of the ocean, Pete enjoys staging elaborate lab photos recreating movie posters with members of his lab.

Sarah McAnulty is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Connecticut studying the Hawaiian bobtail squid’s partnership with bacteria. She also founded the science communication nonprofit Skype a Scientist, which matches classrooms with scientists around the world for Q&A sessions. When she’s not in lab, she spends her time tweeting in all capital letters or changing the lyrics of popular songs to be about squid.

Rachel Bouton is the events manager at Science Friday, where she spends most of her time trying to figure out how to sneak live cephalopods into bars and writing trivia questions about old-timey medical procedures. When she isn’t scouting venues, writing scripts, or drafting show flows, Rachel is probably obsessively checking on her plants. She is very into her plants.


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