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Join us Thursday, July 9, at 7 pm PDT for a free NightLife livestream!

How do you create a digital coral reef so large and complex it will fill a 75-ft. planetarium dome screen? Get a behind-the-scenes look into the creation of the Academy’s latest show, Expedition Reef, with production designer Mike Schmitt and animator Ken Ackermann—members of the Academy’s award-winning Visualization Studio—and underwater photographer and 3D modeler Yasmeen Smalley-Norman. Learn how they used cutting-edge computer graphics and techniques to create a photorealistic, scientifically accurate coral reef ready for its close-up.

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PAST NIGHTSCHOOL EVENTS

Missed the party? Just want to relive the magic? Watch the recorded livestreams on YouTube!

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Upcoming NightLife Events

January 28th at 7:00 pm

Get a crash course in anthropology—from human evolution to human cultures, past and present.

February 4th at 7:00 pm

Come virtual birdwatching with us to explore the world of pelicans, gulls, waders, and other coastal birds.

February 11th at 7:00 pm

Celebrate the beginning of a new lunar year with an ode to the moon.