New and Upcoming Events - June 25, 2012 Edition

From: Marc Merlin
Sent on: Monday, June 25, 2012 9:22 AM

Here's what we have in store for you as we move into July. 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, Jul 21, 7p
Second Encore - What's Up with the Higgs Boson? *
This the second encore of my May Science Rathskeller talk which anticipates the announcement of the discovery of the long-sought Higgs boson, perhaps as early as next month.


This week
Sat, Jun 30, 7p
Encore: The Standard Model of Particle Physics - What's Up with the Higgs Boson? *
This first encore of my Higgs talk is drastically overbooked. If you've signed up, you might want to consider switching your RSVP to the second encore listed immediately above.


July
Sat, Jul 14, 7p
Encore: Hydrogen Cars, Ethanol, Wind Farms, and other Silly Ideas *
This is an encore presentation of the critically acclaimed talk that Stephen Fleming delivered at our Science Rathskeller at Java Vino in June. We've booked the main dining room at Manuel's to handle the anticipated crowd.

Sat, Jul 28, 7p
Emperor of the Forest: Using Science to Save an Imperiled Snake *
Dr. Christopher Jenkins, CEO and founder of The Orianne Society, discuss recent efforts to use science to understand the needs of the relatively unknown eastern indigo snake and show how the results are being incorporated into on the ground conservation efforts to save the Emperor of the Forest.


August
Sun, Aug 5, 7p
Mars Landing Party and Planetary Science Symposium *
The Mars Science Laboratory bearing the remarkable Curiosity Rover is scheduled to touchdown on the Red Planet early on the morning Monday, August 6. To celebrate this event we will be hosting a planetary science symposium and Mars landing party at the Centergy Building at Georgia Tech on Fifth Sunday evening. There will be snacks and refreshments, including a cash bar. Check out Mark Ditsler's teaser trailer here.


Shout-outs

  • Science Tavern member and independent medical journalist Sonya Collins is our June contributor to Holly Tucker's Wonders & Marvels history blogging website. Sonya strays from her usual beat to tell us a bit about Coney Island Sea Rabbits & Benbecula Mermaids.
  • Updated interviews with presenters at the Atlanta Botanical Garden Science Cafe series are available as podcasts on their iTunes page. Please check them out.

* denotes an exclusive production of the Atlanta Science Tavern.

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