February’s show is a collaboration between the planetarium at SUNY Oswego and the chemistry department. The Polymer Paradox covers everything about plastics: from why we can’t live without them to how they became one of the most pressing environmental catastrophes. We also discuss some ways that chemists around the world are attempting to address the polymer problem. Learn how synthetic polymers are made and where the building blocks come from (hint: ancient oceans). Included is an exclusive interview with Matthew Baker of the chemistry department in fulldome format.
Sunday, February 24 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Richard S. Shineman Center, Planetarium
Truly a fantastic presentation. My firs experience in the school’s planetarium. I think it is very important for me as a geology major to learn as much as I can about threats to the environment, and solutions to these threats.