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New and Upcoming Events - April 23, 2012 Edition

From: Marc M.
Sent on: Monday, April 23, 2012 8:18 AM

We’ve added an additional Manuel’s meetup to our May calendar. Remember, you can follow us on Twitter @sciencetavern or on our Facebook page for news and updates, and you can find podcasts of past meetups on our iTunes page.

See you at the Tavern!
Marc


New
Sat, May 26, 7p
The Christian Right's Assault on Public Education and the Science Curriculum * NEW
Since the integrity of the teaching of science in the public schools is important to us, the Atlanta Science Tavern is pleased to co-sponsor this meetup which is a production of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State (Georgia Chapter). Please join us as Katherine Stewart, author of “The Good News Club”, describes the ongoing efforts to inject evangelical Christianity into public schools, making clear the link between climate science deniers, creationists and this religious movement.


This week
Saturday, 7p
Monarch Butterflies - The Ecology and Evolution of Self-Medication *
Can monarch butterflies take advantage of medicinal milkweeds and be their own doctors? Join us as Emory biologist Jaap de Roode shares the results of his research that suggest that monarchs may indeed be experts at practicing herbal medicine. Please remember to allow for Inman Park Festival traffic when making your plans.


In May
Wed, May 9, 7p
The Standard Model of Particle Physics - What's Up with the Higgs Boson? *
I’ll take my turn at bat as Science Rathskeller speaker at Java Vino with a highly-accessible talk about the Standard Model of particle physics and the buzz that surrounds the impending announcement of the discovery of the long-sought Higgs boson. Because of high demand a second presentation of this talk will be scheduled soon.

Sat, May 12, 8p
Michael Frayn's Tony-Winning "Copenhagen" at Academy Theatre
Faryn’s compelling play spins a speculative story about a meeting between physics giants Werner Heisenberg and Niels Bohr in Copenhagen at the height of World War II. You must purchase your own tickets for this event. Plans for a dinner before the show will be announced when they are finalized.

Sat, May 19, 7p
The Atlanta Campaign - Geology and the Civil War *
Please join us as Emory at Oxford Professor of Geology Stephen Henderson gives us a look at this pivotal campaign of the Civil War from a geological perspective, following Sherman's march toward Atlanta from the mountains of north Georgia in the fall of 1863 to the crossing of the Chattahoochee River in the summer of 1864.

* denotes an exclusive production of the Atlanta Science Tavern.


Shout-outs
Kristie Macrakis, Professor of the History of Science at Georgia Tech and Science Tavern member, contributes a fascinating post, Images of Invisible Ink, as our guest blogger on Wonders & Marvels this month.

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