While in Seattle for the MVP summit, you may be interested to know that the Pacific Science Center (located on Seattle’s waterfront) is hosting a “once in a lifetime” exhibit of Lucy, “the oldest, most complete, and best preserved adult fossil of any erect-walking human ancestor.” You need to make a reservation for a 15-minute entry window, but once you are in, you can stay as long as you want. The exhibit is made up of three parts: with the first part presenting the history and culture of Ethiopia—where the Lucy fossil was found. Did you know, for example, that Ethiopia is the only African country that was never colonized? Part 2 of the exhibit presents the history of hominids and man’s ancestors. In the final part of the exhibit you get to see the actual Lucy fossils laid out in a glass case. Plan to spend 2-3 hours at the exhibit, which ends March 8.
Lucy’s Legacy website, where you can learn about the exhibit and purchase tickets: http://www.pacsci.org/LUCY/
Pacific Science Center Site: http://www.pacsci.org/
eLucy website: http://www.elucy.org/
All about human’s ancestors: http://www.becominghuman.org/
Authored by: Paul Litwin, Microsoft ASP.NET MVP, Programmer Manager at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Conference Chair of Microsoft ASP.NET Connections
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