New and Upcoming Events at the Science Tavern - August 2, 2011 Edition

From: Marc M.
Sent on: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 9:53 AM

This Week

Sat, Aug 6, 11:45am

Science in Service: Books for Africa

Join Science Tavern co-founder Josh Gough as he kicks off our "Science in Service" program track which will arrange science- and education-related volunteer opportunities for our members.

Atlanta Science Tavern Science Track at the Decatur Book Festival Labor Day Weekend

The schedule for the Decatur Book Festival Labor Day weekend is out, and I have posted a meetup for to each of our 4 events there. You do not have to RSVP to attend. Please contact Lee Ann Harvey [masked]) to learn about volunteer opportunities.

Sat, Sep 3, 12:30pm
Sidney Perkowitz's Slow Light  NEW
Emory physicist and Atlanta Science Tavern member and presenter Sidney Perkowitz discusses his new book Slow Light which explores astonishing breakthroughs in the science of light having to do with quantum communications, teleportation, invisibility and more.

Sat, Sep 3, 1:45pm
Holly Tucker's Blood Work  NEW
In July some of us were treated to a wonderful Skype-mediated discussion with Holly about her new book Blood Work, which looks at the beginnings of the Scientific Revolution in the context of the first blood transfusion experiments in 17th century England and France. Here is your opportunity to hear Holly speak about Blood Work in person.

Sun, Sep 4, 2:30pm  NEW
From Page to Pub to Podcast: Science Writers Address New Venues and New Media
New venues, such as science pubs like ours, and new media and social networks, such as blogs, Twitter and, are transforming the landscape of science education. This panel consisting of science writers and Science Tavern presenters, Tony Martin, Maryn McKenna and Holly Tucker will share their experiences in addressing this brave new wired world.

Sun, Sep 4, 5:00pm  NEW
David Eagleman's Incognito
With Incognito David Eagleman, renowned neuroscience researcher and bestselling New York Times author, delves into the workings of our unconscious minds and finds there a "team of rivals" working toward a common purpose. Come hear David tell us more about his work and his writing. (Note: this meetup is in addition to our reading group for David's book scheduled for September 14.)

See you at the Tavern!


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