Members Only: Accidental Discoveries - Atlas Obscura Experiences

Members Only: Accidental Discoveries

Free Online Experience
1 hour
Up to 275 people
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Brooklyn, New York
What We’ll Do

The history of science is riddled with stories of accidental discoveries. Join your host, Kelly Reidy, for a special members-only evening as she leads you down a rabbit hole of missed targets and unexpected consequences. If you aren't an Atlas Obscura member yet, learn more here.

Get inspired to go with the flow as you learn about the characters and circumstances surrounding different discoveries, as well as the science behind each. Will the journey end in a Nobel Prize or a melted chocolate bar? Tune in to find out!

Accidental Discoveries is a series of talks revealing accidents that led to major discoveries in a different area of science each week, including astronomy, math, biology, and more!

About Your Host
Dr. Kelly Reidy
Dr. Kelly Reidy

Dr. Kelly Reidy is a storyteller, performer, and rogue scientist based in New York City. She is an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Math & Science at Pratt Institute and has traveled the world as a creative consultant with Museum Hack. In her spare time, she writes and performs small songs about, among other things, love and mathematics. Find her on IG and Twitter: @drunkascheese!

What Else You Should Know

Current Atlas Obscura members have already been emailed a special access code to reserve their tickets below. If you are a member interested in attending and haven't received the access code, please contact

Once registered, you'll receive a password-protected link to participate in the Zoom experience in your confirmation email.

Group Size

There are 275 spots available on this experience.

Dates and Availability
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