Here are a couple of questions wed like to ask the scientists at Polar-Palooza: Exactly how much Arctic ice has to melt before Houstons flooded over? Is it true polar bears are moving down, mating with American bears and creating a monstrous hybrid? Those probably arent at the top of the list of topics for discussion for the oceanographers, climatologists and ice researchers wholl be speaking at the event (theyll likely want to talk about global warming and the death of glaciers), but they do interest us. The six Polar-Pooloza experts know the Arctic and Antarctica as well as anyone, and their multimedia presentation includes the very latest information on whats going on with our icy top and bottom. Free screenings of the full-dome planetarium film Ice Worlds bookend the presentation. 6:30 p.m. Houston Museum of Natural Science, One Hermann Circle Drive, in Hermann Park. For information, call 713-639-4629 or visit www.hmns.org. $17.
Tue., Jan. 13, 6:30 p.m., 2009