Calendar of Events at CMoA

Talking Tech: Book Club – Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
May 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Talking Tech: Book Club - Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

CMoA Book Club

Join us for our upcoming CMoA Book Club meeting Saturday, May 18th, at 2 PM. Rena Youngblood, CMoA’s Executive Director, will lead a discussion on Michael Crichton’s 1990 classic Jurassic Park. Explore character dynamics, dissect the storyline, and delve into how well the book has “held up” over time.*This book may contain adult themes and language.

Free for members or with museum admission but please let us know that you’re interested with an RSVP via this link.

Following book club, at 3:30 PM, we’re excited to have Rick Spears from the Paleontological Association of Georgia lead this month’s Talking Tech at CMoA, Bringing Up ‘Saur’ Subjects: Pixels and Paleontology. He notes that in the early 1800s, while William Buckland described the first dinosaur specimen, Charles Babbage was dreaming up the first computer. It would be nearly 170 years until dinosaurs and computers merged in the making of Jurassic Park. Since then, digital technology has made great strides in the areas of fossil analysis, specimen replication, and paleo imagery.

And to finish off the day, our friends at Aurora Cineplex, located next door, are pulling the 1993 movie, Jurassic Park, from the vault and showing it at 5:30 PM. This is a separate cost but we hope you will join us as we re-live the fun of seeing dinosaurs storm across the big screen.