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Book Club on Founding of the SF Exploratorium: Frank Oppenheimer bio
Aug 27 - Virtual Event

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Join fellow alumni from the MIT Club of Boston for a virtual discussion of the book Something Incredibly Wonderful Happens: Frank Oppenheimer and His Astonishing Exploratorium by K.C. Cole.

In this elegant biography, K.C. Cole investigates the man behind the museum with sharp insight and deep sympathy. The Oppenheimers were a family with great wealth and education, and Frank, like his older brother, pursued a career in physics. But while Robert was unceasingly ambitious, and eventually came to be known for his work on the atomic bomb, Frank’s path as a scientist was much less conventional. His brief fling with the Communist Party cost him his position at the University of Minnesota, and he subsequently spent a decade ranching in Colorado before returning to teaching. Once back in the lab, however, Frank found himself moved to create something to make the world meaningful after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He was inspired by European science museums, and he developed a dream of teaching Americans about science through participatory museums. Thus was born the magical world of the Exploratorium, forever revolutionizing not only the way we experience museums, but also science education for years to come.

**Please read this book in advance of the discussion**

A link to the Zoom call will be provided by e-mail to those registered.

 

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Thursday, August 27, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM PT

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