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New and Upcoming Events - May 14, 2012 Edition

From: Marc M.
Sent on: Monday, May 14, 2012 9:15 AM

We have a very busy calendar, with three new meetups added this week. 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!

Tue, Jun 5, 5:30p
Transit of Venus Party at Grant Park
Don't miss this chance to observe the last transit of Venus for another 105 years! Pack a picnic and join this party hosted by the Grant Park Conservancy and get a glimpse - weather permitting - of the astronomical phenomenon that first allowed us to measure the dimensions of the solar system. Science Tavern member Larry Phillips shares a detailed post on his blog on this fascinating topic.

Wed, Jun 13, 7p
Hydrogen Cars, Ethanol, Wind Farms, and other Silly Ideas *
There are several technologies touted as being keys to our environmentally sustainable future, but can they deliver on their promises? Stephen Fleming, Vice President of the Enterprise Innovation Institute at Georgia Tech, doesn’t think so. Come to Java Vino and the June installment of Science Rathskeller series to hear him tell us why.

Sat, Jun 23, 7p
"Feel the Power of the Dork Side" with Georgia Tech's Pete Ludovice *
Join us at our June Manuel’s meetup as Pete Ludovice, engineering professor by day and stand-up comedian by night, leads us on a laughter-filled ride through the lighter side of science math and technology.

This Week
Thu, May 17, 7p
Pandora Botanicals: What Kind of Plants Might Grow on Other Planets?
The summer Atlanta Botanical Garden Science Cafe returns with a series of discussions exploring the many facets of climate change. This first installment features former Science Tavern presenter, Angelle Tanner, discussing her work on exoplanets and its implications for extraterrestrial plant life.

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.

Later this month and beyond
Sat, May 26, 7p
The Christian Right's Assault on Public Education and the Science Curriculum
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.

Sat, Jun 30, 7p
Encore: The Standard Model of Particle Physics - What's Up with the Higgs Boson? *
This is a reprise of my May Science Rathskeller talk. Note the location is the North Avenue room at Manuel’s and this time around it’s on a Saturday night.

* denotes an exclusive production of the Atlanta Science Tavern.

Jordan Rose, Associate Director for Outreach at the Emory Center for Science Education, has passed along this announcement that may be of interest to Science Tavern teachers: Emory College Center for Science Education Accepting Applications for Summer Workshops and Fellowships. Feel free to pass it along.

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