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New and Upcoming Events - July 10, 2012 Edition

From: Marc M.
Sent on: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 8:40 AM

We have a new Atlanta Botanical Garden Science Cafe to share on our calendar and a call for volunteers for our Mars Landing Party in August. 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!

Thu, Jul 19, 7p
"Climate and Energy Policy" at the Atlanta Botanical Garden
The Atlanta Botanical Garden continues its series on climate change with a Science cafe featuring Professor in Georgia Tech’s School of Public Policy, Marilyn Brown. Marilyn is a national leader in the analysis and interpretation of the future of energy in the United States and, as part of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, she is also a co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

This week
Saturday, 7p
Encore: Hydrogen Cars, Ethanol, Wind Farms, and other Silly Ideas *
This is an encore presentation of the very well received talk that Stephen Fleming delivered at our Science Rathskeller at Java Vino in June. We'll be in the main dining room at Manuel's.

Next week
Sat, Jul 21, 7p
Second Encore - What's Up with the Higgs-like Boson? *
I’ll be updating my talk to include information on the recently announced discovery of a “Higgs-like” particle at the Large Hadron Collider last week. We’re currently slated for the North Avenue room at Manuel’s, but I’ll be looking to upgrade to the main dining room, if possible.

Later this month
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.

Sun, Aug 5, 7p
Mars Landing Party and Planetary Science Symposium *
Our celebration for the landing of the remarkable new Curiosity rover is really taking shape, including plans to stream the program live around the world. We will need a little of your help to make this meetup a big success, so please check out volunteer opportunities we have posted on the website we have created specifically for this event.

* denotes an exclusive production of the Atlanta Science Tavern.

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