Everything Matters: Tin

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 • 7:00 p.m. PST

Free online event: Join below or via YouTube or Facebook

Come be in your elements with Exploratorium host and scientific raconteur Ron Hipschman—follow tales of intrigue and invention, join in dynamic demonstrations, and uncover fascinating connections between individual elements and our collective human experience.

Have you ever heard of an element that can cry, or get a disease? Tin does both. In addition to its use in cans, toy soldiers, and the manufacture of plate glass, you can find tin in bronze, pewter, type-metal, and even in your toothpaste. Don't have a tin ear—get to know this useful metal. Everything Matters: Tin will be available on Facebook and YouTube.

Since joining the Exploratorium in 1971, Ron Hipschman has worked as an exhibit developer, author, teacher, and webcast host. He currently works on the Exploratorium’s Environmental Initiative, implementing and maintaining a collection of environmental monitoring sensors and developing visualizations for the Bay Observatory Gallery’s super-resolution media wall. In addition to Everything Matters, Ron hosts the physics lecture series Full-Spectrum Science.