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Special Lecture Series on Timepieces

This lecture series is a special education programme of The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Treasures of Time Exhibition.

Yongzheng Emperor's Aesthetic Sense and Influence from the West

Please refer to the Chinese synopsis for details.

Speaker: Mr Wang Yuegong (Director, Department of Palace Life and Imperial Ritual, The Palace Museum)

Date: 23-02-2019 (Sat)
Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
Language: Putonghua
Free admission on a first come, first served basis
Enquiries: 2732 3223 (Mon to Fri: 9:00am – 1:00pm, 2:00pm – 5:00pm, except public holidays)


The Past and Present of the Hong Kong Time Service

Why are there six pips before the time report on the radio? It is actually part of the time service provided by the Hong Kong Observatory. In this lecture, expert from the Hong Kong Observatory will introduce the history, development and related information of the Hong Kong time service.

Speaker: Mr Hui Tai Wai, David (Scientific Officer, Hong Kong Observatory)

Date: 02-03-2019 (Sat)
Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
Language: Cantonese
Free admission on a first come, first served basis
Enquiries: 2732 3223 (Mon to Fri: 9:00am - 1:00pm, 2:00pm - 5:00pm, except public holidays)

Jointly organised by the Hong Kong Science Museum and the Hong Kong Observatory

 

Yen Kwo Yung Lecture in Life Sciences – Why You Should Embrace GMOs

There are continuous debates about the development and production of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and related food products. Opponents claim that GMOs may have adverse effects on our body and the environment. Supporters claim that the science shows that there is no evidence for any adverse effects after more than 30 years of experience with them; instead, these technologies can increase the food production and nutrition and will be beneficial to the developing countries. The Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine 1993, Sir Richard J. Roberts, will use Golden Rice as an example to illustrate his views on GMOs.

Speaker: Sir Richard J. Roberts (Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine 1993; Chief Scientific Officer, New England Biolabs Inc.)

Date: 30-03-2019 (Sat)
Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
Language: English
Free admission on a first come, first served basis
Enquiries: 2732 3223 (Mon to Fri: 9:00am - 1:00pm, 2:00pm - 5:00pm, except public holidays)

Jointly organised by the Hong Kong Science Museum, New Asia College and School of Life Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

 

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