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Saturday, April 20, 2013



unlike alcohol, i can only handle people in small doses.




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at four anti-meridiem




death is the end. not in a sense that life is the process and death is the end, but in a way that death is a process - it has a process in which the dying part takes place followed by the silence. and everything that feeds to breed from the dead will also one day die.



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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Explorers Club Film Series: " CHASING ICE "



New York, NY (November 7, 2012) - In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a National Geographic assignment: an extreme ice survey to deliver evidence and hope to our carbon-powered planet. With a band of young adventurers in tow, Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers. As the debate polarizes America and the intensity of natural disasters ramps up globally, Balog finds himself  battling untested technology in subzero conditions, coming face to face with his own mortality. 


 

November 7th, Wednesday
Check-In and Open Bar at 6pm, 7pm Start

Reservation Notes: Free for Explorers Club members; $20 for members of the public; $5 for students with a valid academic ID. Reservations are suggested on a first-come first-served basis. Please call 212.628.8383, or send your email to reservations@explorers.org.


 

 The Explorers Club
46 East 70th Street (b/w Park and Madison Ave.)
New York, NY 10021
212.628.8383










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Monday, November 5, 2012

FREDERICK LAW OLMSTEAD: THE ACCIDENTAL RENAISSANCE MAN



New York, NY (November 5, 2012) - Justin Martin, the author of Genius Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmstead, will detail the life of this remarkable man who is best remembered as the visionary designer of Central Park. As a journalist, Olmstead worked for the New York Times at its earliest incarnation, and traveled through the South to chronicle slavery and plantation life. His close observation of the institution of slavery turned him into a fiery abolitionist aiding the free-soilers during the Bloody Kansas struggles.




Olmstead played a key role in the preservation of Niagara Falls, Yosemite and other wild places, as well as leading a medical unit that served as the forerunner of the Red Cross. He settled into landscape architecture in his mid-40's, and his masterful designs include Prospect Park, The U.S. Capitol Grounds, Stanford University's Campus, and the Biltmore Estate.





November 5th, Monday
Check-In and Open Bar at 6pm, 7pm Start
Reservation Notes: Free for Explorers Club members; $20 for members of the public; $5 for students with a valid academic ID. Reservations are suggested on a first-come first-served basis. Please call 212.628.8383, or send your email to reservations@explorers.org.







The Explorers Club
46 East 70th Street (b/w Park and Madison Ave.)
New York, NY 10021
212.628.8383 










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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

 UNSUNG HEROES OF MOUNTAINEERING





Please note that this event is now SOLD OUT.


New York, NY (June 11, 2012) -  The Explorers Club Lecture Series season will a conclude with a presentation from Amanda Padoan who will discuss the culture and conflicts of mountaineering's unsung heroes - the high altitude porters of the Himalaya. A successful summit is morally ambiguous to the Sherpas who believe deities reside on the peaks and consider mountaineering an act of trespass, even blasphemy. Based on interviews in rare and dying languages such as Ajak Bhote, Shar-Khumbu tangney and Rolwaling Sherpi tamgney, Amanda reveals a culture in which climbing is a lethal but lucrative career for young men, and a terrible sin against the mountain.





June 11th, Monday
Check-In and Open Bar at 6pm, 7pm Start

Reservation Notes: Free for Explorers Club members; $20 for members of the public; $5 for students with a valid academic ID. Reservations are suggested on a first-come first-served basis. Please call 212.628.8383, or send your email to reservations@explorers.org.








The Explorers Club
46 East 70th Street (b/w Park and Madison Ave.)
New York, NY 10021
212.628.8383 







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Sunday, June 3, 2012


 Wind, Pyramids and Obelisks: Using Winds to Make the Megaliths of Egyptian Antiquity




New York, NY (June 4, 2012) - Famed National Geographic expedition leader and innovator, Dr. Maureen Clemmons, developed a theory that the ancient Egyptians, being sailors, used the wind to erect their monuments, and tested this theory on a small scale using a 400-lb. obelisk and some store-bought kites. Despite the resounding success of this Goddard-esque field work and mathematical models, skeptics abounded and could not get Egyptologists to even evaluate the idea. She defied these criticisms by collaborating with California Institute of Technology's aeronautics professor, Dr. Morteza Gharib, in constructing a 3.4-ton obelisk that was lifted off the ground with two men in 25 seconds. Her story is one of perseverance in the face of skepticism - the importance of innovative thought and its translation into reality using all available resources.




June 4th, Monday
Check-In and Open Bar at 6pm, 7pm Start

Reservation Notes: Free for Explorers Club members; $20 for members of the public; $5 for students with a valid academic ID. Reservations are suggested on a first-come first-served basis. Please call 212.628.8383, or send your email to reservations@explorers.org.





The Explorers Club
46 East 70th Street (b/w Park and Madison Ave.)
New York, NY 10021
212.628.8383









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Tuesday, May 29, 2012



HUNTING FOR PLANETS AROUND NEARBY STARS


 


New York, NY (May 31, 2012) - The Carnegie Institution of Washington Department of Terrestrial Magnetism’s staff scientist Paul Butler has focused on improving the measurement precision of stellar Doppler velocities, from 300 meters per second in the 1980s to 1 meter per second in 2010. This technique detects the tiny wobbles stars undergo from the gravitational tugs of orbiting planets. Butler designed and built the iodine absorption cell system at Lick Observatory which resulted in the discovery of five of the first six known extra-solar planets. He and his colleagues found most of the first 200 such planets with this instrument, which has become the de facto standard for precision Doppler studies. It has been adopted by teams at the University of Texas, Harvard, and elsewhere in Europe and Japan. In addition, he has also discovered hundreds of extra-solar planets, including the first planet to transit its host star, the first sub-Saturn mass planets, the first Neptune-mass planet, and the first terrestrial-mass planet. This work has been featured on several front page articles in the New York Times, the Washington Post, as well as a TIME magazine cover story.






May 31st, Thursday
Check-In and Open Bar at 6pm, 7pm Start

Reservation Notes: FREE!!!

Reservations are suggested on a first-come first-served basis. Please call 212.628.8383, or send your email to
reservations@explorers.org.



 
The Explorers Club
46 East 70th Street (b/w Park and Madison Ave.)
New York, NY 10021
212.628.8383















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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

EC Film Series: TSANGPO GORGE





New York, NY (May 24, 2012) - The waters of Tsangpo Gorge presented the team of seven young international expedition kayakers with raging torrent more than 20 times stronger than the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. At the screening, in addition to seeing the film, hear filmmaker Scott Lindgren tell tales of huge whitewater, mutinous Tibetan porters and arrest by the Chinese when the team returned to Lhasa. Producer Les Guthman will talk about how the expedition and film were planned, financed and produced by NBC. Lindgren and his team were the first to achieve the whitewater descent of the 19,000 ft. deep Tsangpo Gorge in Tibet known as the Everest Rivers.






May 24th, Thursday
Check-In and Open Bar at 6pm, 7pm Start

Reservation Notes: Free for Explorers Club members; $20 for members of the public; $5 for students with a valid academic ID. Reservations are suggested on a first-come first-served basis. Please call 212.628.8383, or send your email to reservations@explorers.org.






The Explorers Club
46 East 70th Street (b/w Park and Madison Ave.)
New York, NY 10021
212.628.8383









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Monday, April 30, 2012

EXPLORERS CLUB LECTURE SERIES: "To the Arctic"




Please note that this event is now SOLD OUT.
 

New York, NY (May 21, 2012) - Professional nature and wildlife photographer Florian Schulz's presentation will be of an ecosystem of surprising richness, showcasing a pageant of wildlife - oddly captivating shapes of muskoxen, waves of migrating caribou, and some of the most extraordinary images ever captured of a mother polar bear and her cubs. Schulz's imagery, accompanied by his personal fieldwork series, explore the remarkable diversity of life in the arctic.





May 21st, Monday
Check-In and Open Bar at 6pm, 7pm Start

Reservation Notes: Free for Explorers Club members; $20 for members of the public; $5 for students with a valid academic ID. Reservations are suggested on a first-come first-served basis. Please call 212.628.8383, or send your email to reservations@explorers.org.






The Explorers Club
46 East 70th Street (b/w Park and Madison Ave.)
New York, NY 10021
212.628.8383













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EXPLORERS CLUB LECTURE SERIES: "Quest for Yosemite in the Sixties"





New York, NY (May 14, 2012) - The sheer granite walls of Yosemite Valley have drawn many types of visitors over the decades. But they particularly galvanized a dedicated group of climbers, who saw the nearly hold-less, glacier-polished faces as the purest form of challenge. The late 1950s ushered a new era of rock climbing later known as the Golden Age of Yosemite climbing. During this period, the climbers of the sixties developed the techniques, tools and philosophies that made Yosemite the most important and influential rock climbing arena in the world. They dropped out of the mainstream of work and society and took up residence in Camp 4, perfecting the skills and developing a unique social scene. This austere, boulder-strewn campground became the epicenter of the climbing world. In between spectacular feats carried out on the walls, it served both as a launching pad for further adventures and refuge from them. Join Glen Denny as he takes you on a climbing and cultural journey.


 



May 14th, Monday
Check-In and Open Bar at 6pm, 7pm Start

Reservation Notes: Free for Explorers Club members; $20 for members of the public; $5 for students with a valid academic ID. Reservations are suggested on a first-come first-served basis. Please call 212.628.8383, or send your email to reservations@explorers.org.
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Explorers Club
46 East 70th Street (b/w Park and Madison Ave.)
New York, NY 10021
212.628.8383
 
 
 



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Friday, April 27, 2012

EXPLORERS CLUB FILM SERIES: Robert Redford's "Watershed"





 









 New York, NY (May 10, 2012) - Produced and narrated by Robert Redford, Watershed explores a new potential ethic for water-stressed areas of the American West. In order to raise awareness of this crisis, Redford collaborated with his son James to produce an environmental documentary focused on the plight of the Colorado River System - can we meet the needs of a growing population in the face of rising temperatures and lower rainfall in an already arid land? Can we find harmony among the competing interests of cities, agriculture, industry, recreation, wildlife, and indigenous communities with rights to the water?







 May 10th, Thursday
Check-In and Open Bar at 6pm, 7pm Start

Reservation Notes: Free for Explorers Club members; $20 for members of the public; $5 for students with a valid academic ID. Reservations are suggested on a first-come first-served basis. Please call 212.628.8383, or send your email to reservations@explorers.org.







The Explorers Club
46 East 70th Street (b/w Park and Madison Ave.)
New York, NY 10021
212.628.8383












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EXPLORERS CLUB LECTURE SERIES: "To the Last Breath"








Please note that this event is now SOLD OUT.




New York, NY (May 7, 2012)This presentation from Francis Slakey will be about going to extremes, as well as his rigorous twelve year quest to complete what he called “the first global surf-n-turf.” Slakey will take us from the peaks of Mount Everest, Denali, and Puncak Jaya to the beaches of Bali, Morocco and Norway. As Slakey systematically conquers each milestone, unexpected encounters with danger and death forever changed his perspective – and his life.




 May 7th, Monday
Check-In and Open Bar at 6pm, 7pm Start

Reservation Notes: Free for Explorers Club members; $20 for members of the public; $5 for students with a valid academic ID. Reservations are suggested on a first-come first-served basis. Please call 212.628.8383, or send your email to reservations@explorers.org.






The Explorers Club
46 East 70th Street (b/w Park and Madison Ave.)
New York, NY 10021
212.628.8383












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