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Upcoming Events - July 24, 2012 Edition

From: Marc M.
Sent on: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 8:30 AM

There are no new events to announce this week, but we’ll be adding some to the calendar soon. You can keep up to date with what we have going on by following us on Twitter @sciencetavern and our Facebook page. Check out our iTunes collection for podcasts of select past presentations.

See you at the Tavern,

This week
Saturday, 7pm
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.

Next week
Sun, Aug 5, 7p
Mars Landing Party and Planetary Science Symposium *
Buzz continues to build for the landing of the the remarkable Curiosity Rover on the Red Planet and for our own Mars Landing Party. We still need volunteers. Follow this link to find out about volunteer opportunities and to sign up. Also, we could use a Kinect-equipped Xbox so that partygoers can take turns playing NASA’s Mars Rover Landing game on the big screen. Reply to this email if you have one we might borrow for the evening.

Fri, Aug 31 - Sun, Sep 2
Decatur Book Festival
One of our featured Science Track authors at the Decatur Book Festival Labor Day weekend, Sam Kean ("The Violinist's Thumb"), was interviewed by Terry Gross on "Fresh Air" yesterday and he was on WNYC’s Radiolab's Double Blasted show last week. We’ll have a date and time for Sam’s festival appearance soon.

Shadiyat Ajao, a Conservation Intern at Atlanta Botanical Garden, is conducting an independent study to better understand what members of the American public understand about climate change and their concerns. You can help her with her efforts by taking a few minutes of your time to complete this survey.

I took another turn as the Atlanta Science Tavern contributor to the history blogging website “Wonders & Marvels” this month with this short essay, Bull Run, a Mars Landing and History as a Spectator Sport.

* denotes an exclusive production of the Atlanta Science Tavern.

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