Take A Voyage To The Volcanoes With SciFri!

On February 18 in NYC, volcanologists and author N.K. Jemisin guide us through an evening of quakes, shakes, and geologic events.

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illustrated stack of books with text "scifri book club"This event is part of our winter Book Club conversation about N.K. Jemisin’s book ‘The Fifth Season.’ Want to participate? Sign up for our newsletter or record a voice memo and send it to voices@sciencefriday.com.


When: February 18, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Caveat, 21A Clinton Street, New York, NY

Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. This is a 21+ event. Get your tickets here!

Who knows what’s happening beneath the earth’s crust? Geophysicists, volcanologists, and disaster researchers, that’s who! Join Science Friday as we ponder what’s percolating deep in our planet—from quakes, to shifting plates, to volcanic updates.

Adventurers who attend will experience an evening of hands-on experiments with disaster researcher Mika McKinnon and the SciFri team, and see what it’s like to work near an active volcano with volcanologist Jess Phoenix. The producers of the American Museum of Natural History’s Shelf Life will give us a behind-the-scenes look at the museum’s Experimental Petrology Lab, and volcanologist Dr. Janine Krippner will debunk the biggest volcano myths. Finally, Science Friday Book Club will gather ‘round the fire for a live interview with N.K. Jemisin, author of the Hugo Award-winning book The Fifth Season.

It’s gonna be magma-nificent! You’re gonna lava it!

This is a mixed seated and standing venue. Adventurers who arrive early will get the best seats!

Please note that N.K. Jemisin will not be signing books at the event.

About The Author

N.K. Jemisin is the first author in history to win three consecutive Best Novel Hugo Awards, all for her Broken Earth trilogy. Her work has also won the Nebula, Locus, and Goodreads Choice Awards. She is currently a reviewer for the New York Times Book Review, and she has been an instructor for the Clarion and Clarion West writing workshops. In her spare time she is a gamer and gardener, and she is also single-handedly responsible for saving the world from King Ozzymandias, her dangerously intelligent ginger cat, and his phenomenally destructive sidekick Magpie.


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Diana Montano is the Events Producer at Science Friday, where she crafts live events to delight and engage audiences in the world of science.

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