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New and Upcoming Events - January 4, 2012 Edition

From: Marc M.
Sent on: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 10:52 AM

Happy New Year to all our Atlanta Science Tavern members, now over 1,600 strong! Here’s our lineup as we move into 2012. Remember you can follow us on Twitter @sciencetavern and on our Facebook page.



Wed, Feb 8, 7p
The Space Elevator - The Future of Space Exploration NEW
In this installment of Science Rathskeller at Java Vino math and physics tutor, science and mathematics blogger - not to mention long-time Atlanta Science Tavern member - Larry Phillips will discuss the physics and engineering challenges involved in constructing the space elevator, a promising alternative to getting people and payloads into space without the use of rockets.

This month

Wed, Jan 11, 7p
Mars Curiosity Rover - Assessing the Conditions for Life on the Red Planet
Our very own Solar System Ambassador for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Ginny Mauldin-Kinney, will give us an in depth look at the Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft now on its way toward an August rendezvous with the Red Planet with the remarkable Curiosity Rover on board.

We are expecting a capacity crowd for this meetup. I’ll be sending out an email to those signed up with information on how to place orders in advance, so that we can work with Java Vino to make food service more efficient and less disruptive.

Sat, Jan 21, 7p
GA Tech-Ireland Research Collaborations & Dublin, European Science City of 2012
This monthly meetup at Manuel’s will showcase ongoing collaborations between research groups at Georgia Tech and their counterparts in Ireland. The program will begin with and introduction by Irish Consul General, Paul Gleeson, who will help us kick off the celebration of Dublin as the European Science City of 2012.

Sun, Jan 29, 4p
"The Creation of the World" - Exploring the Intersection of Music and Science
This novel musical program, sponsored by the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta and the Center for Chemical Evolution, will begin as a “contrapuntal” conversation between two distinguished master teachers, research biologist David Lynn and musician-composer Dwight Andrews. Please refer to the above link for details, specifically costs of admission and directions to Emory’s Schwartz Center of Performing Arts. (Thanks Art Lewis and Jane Kelly!)

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