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May 1, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Downtown Library
100 W 10th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401
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PBS NOVA Science Editor Talk

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

An illustrated talk by NOVA Senior Science Editor Evan Hadingham.

In connection with The Archaeology Channel International Film Festival, enjoy an illustrated talk by Evan Hadingham, Senior Science Editor for PBS’ NOVA, the most widely watched science program on U.S. television.

For over two decades, Hadingham has been responsible for the science content of all NOVA’s original documentaries and co-productions, involved at every step from development through final script writing. He will talk about the behind-the-scenes work of creating past and future programs, discuss the challenges of communicating science to the public in a fast-changing media landscape, and share the personal journey that led him to his job at NOVA.

Evan Hadingham published his first book on early aviation as a teenager. He then developed a strong interest in archaeology and acquired a master’s degree in Prehistory and Archaeology from Sheffield University in England. His feature articles on the archaeology of Egypt, China, Greece, and the Americas have appeared in magazines including The Atlantic Monthly, Smithsonian, Discover, and Reader’s Digest. His books include “Lines to the Mountain Gods,” “Early Man and the Cosmos,” “Secrets of the Ice Age,” and “The Fighting Triplanes.”

As Senior Science Editor for NOVA, he has produced shows including “Search for the First Americans,” “Who Killed the Red Baron?,” and “Decoding Nazi Secrets.” He is currently developing essays for a book on the Fifty Great Discoveries in Human Origins, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Leakey Foundation.