That radio voice that lures you into wanting to know more about the bacteria on Mars or how Tuvan throat singing works? It belong to Ira Flatow, the host of NPR’s Science Friday
, which is coming this week to Orlando for a special taping focused on engineering the future. Flatow and the audience will get to explore cool inventions, like bionic prosthetic devices that use electrical impulses to move, and resource-sniffing robotic “ants.” There will also be battling robots built by young engineers and a panel with Jackie Quinn and Rob Mueller of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center to talk about turning moon dust into necessities for astronauts that are hard to send into space, like water, bricks and rocket fuel. Tickets are $45, but for a little extra cash, you can meet the radio legend himself.
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28 | Bob Carr Theater, 401 W. Livingston St. | wmfe.org