Gateway Science Museum

Gateway Talks

Gateway Talks for Spring 2023 have finished.  Check back soon for information about our next series!

Join Gateway Science Museum in our upcoming series this April called Gateway Talks: The Science of Science or previously known as Museum Without Walls!

April 12 - Astronomy - Gathering Light: Studying the universe using only one tool

Speaker: Dr. Kendall Hall 


April 19 - Paleontology - The Miocene Zoo: From discovery to display  

Speaker: Sean Nies 

Sean Nies Photo

April 26 - Rendezvous at the South Pole - What we can learn from the highest and driest continent on Earth?  

Speakers: Michelle Ott, MFA & Noriyuki Sato, Ph. D. 

Nori Sato Photo

Noriyuki Sato, Ph.D. 

Dr. Sato is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Planning at California State University, Chico. His areas of focus are applied climatology, climate change and impacts, and transportation geography. He is originally from Japan and has been involved in winter road maintenance studies at the national and international level. He recently participated in the School of Ice (workshop) of the U.S. Ice Drilling Program. 

Michelle Ott Photo 

Michelle Ott 

Michelle Ott is the artist in residence at Gateway Science Museum and visual resource curator in the Department of Art & Art History at Chico State. Ott spent four summer seasons as support staff at McMurdo Station, the United States’ largest research station in Antarctica and she is currently working on an illustrated book about life and science there. Michelle holds a BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and an MFA from the University of California, Berkeley.