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Upcoming Events - March 12, 2012 Edition

From: Marc M.
Sent on: Monday, March 12, 2012 8:09 AM

No new events added, but it’s a busy week on our calendar this week. Always be sure when you RSVP to take a look at notes that I place at the top of each meetup page which let you know about such things as cost and whether a ticket or registration is required. Follow us on Twitter @sciencetavern or on our Facebook page for more frequent updates.

Happy Pi Day Wednesday!

This week
Wednesday, 7p
The Science of Creating Healthy, Beautiful Places *
Join us at Java Vino as land planner and landscape architect Joan Piccalo lets us know how the architectural, engineering, and construction industry can meet the challenge of buildings that meet both functional and human needs. If you are attending this event, dinner items should be ordered in advance using this Java Vino Box Dinner Pre-Order Form. Beverages, pastries and desserts can, of course, be ordered when you arrive.

Saturday, 10:30a
Behind the Scenes - the Clough Learning Commons and the Glass Shop at Georgia Tech *
This “behind the scenes” tour arranged by Science Tavern member and Georgia Tech Scientific Glassblower, Don Woodyard, is fully booked. If you have signed up, but can’t attend, please update your RSVP, so that someone else might be able to take your place.

Later this month
Sat, Mar 24, 7p
Using X-rays, Computers and Robots to Reveal the Secrets of Swimming in Sand *
At our March Manuel’s meetup Georgia Tech Physicist Dan Goldman will tell us how he uses X-ray imaging, as well as computer and robot modeling, to understand how the remarkable 10-cm-long sandfish swims rapidly below the surface of the sand.

Tue, Mar 27, 7p
The Science History Club Presents Richard Dawkins
Richard Dawkins appears at the Gwinnett Center for Performing Arts to speak and to celebrate the release of his most recent book, "The Magic of Reality". This event is sold out and I have a list of a number of people looking for tickets, so let me know if you have one to spare.

Also, The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science is hosting a top-drawer private fundraising reception for Richard on Wednesday, March 28, the evening after the lecture. See this post on our message board for details.

Wed, Apr 11, 7p
Opening of the Neuro-Salon of the Neuro Humanities Entanglement Conference
The Neuro-Salon, which features thought-provoking installations that demonstrate some of the remarkable conceptual collaborations underway between the neurosciences and the liberal arts, will kick off a two-day Neuro Humanities Entanglement Conference. This event is free and open to the public.

March 19 is the deadline for submitting your 5-minute-or-less video on particle physics to the "High-Energy Video Contest" being sponsored by the American Physical Society and your chance to win a hot-air balloon ride to detect cosmic rays. Follow this link for details.

* denotes an exclusive production of the Atlanta Science Tavern.

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