INTOUCH Magazine

On a Mission INDEPTH | FOCUS

On a Mission

Ahead of her TAC Talk this month, astrophysicist Elizabeth Tasker explains why she’s determined to share the science of space with as many people as possible.

There was no childhood epiphany for Elizabeth Tasker. No earth-shattering experience that set her on the road to a life in science. Sure, she recalls “demanding” that her father buy her a poster of the giant, ringed planet Saturn after a visit to the London Planetarium at 9 years old. But it was hardly a lightning-bolt moment.

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Inspired to Act INTOUCH | ENVIRONMENT

Inspired to Act

Ahead of the Club’s Earth Day Festival, one Member explains why the need for environmental action is now.

It was a school science project that opened Sage Humphrey’s eyes. The fifth-grade challenge was to create an electrical device to help solve a problem. Sage decided to make a miniature, solar-powered car.

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Taking Aim INTOUCH | SHOOTING

Taking Aim

When Tokyo hosts the Olympics this summer, Member Toru Abe will have his eye on one particular sport.  

When he craves his favorite meat dish, Toru Abe doesn’t visit his neighborhood butcher. He travels more than 800 kilometers to the wilds of Hokkaido and stalks his prey, rifle in hand. Abe hunts deer to feed his family, an uncommon way of putting food on the table in the modern metropolis of Tokyo.

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Making Waves Intouch | Aquatics

Making Waves

Three siblings moving through the Club’s swim development program prove it doesn’t take gold-medal ability to have Olympic-level fun.

As a top-flight aquatics facility, it’s only natural that the Sky Pool attracts its fair share of accomplished swimmers. While a world champion is yet to emerge from its lanes, only time will tell whether there’s something special in the water.

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