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New and Upcoming Events - August 8, 2012 Edition

From: Marc M.
Sent on: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 12:20 PM

Wow! Thanks to speakers, volunteers, Mark Ditsler and Abrupt Media and over 300 guests, our Mars Landing Party and Planetary Science Symposium was a tremendous success. I’ve taken a couple of days to replenish our calendar and we have a lot of new events in store. Also, remember that you can follow us @sciencetavern on Twitter and on our Facebook page and that you can catch up on what you may have missed with podcasts of select past meetups on iTunes.

See you at the Tavern!

Thu, Aug 16, 7p
"Urbanization and Climate Change in the Southeast" at the Atlanta Botanical Garden
The Atlanta Botanical Garden’s summer Science Cafe continues as University of Georgia Professor of Geography, J. Marshall Shepherd, shares the results of his research employing advanced satellites, experimental aircraft, radars, and sophisticated computer models to help better understand the effects of climate change in our region.

Scoutmob is still running a special offer for discounted Garden admissions.

Sat, Aug 25, 7p
Fighting a Smarter War Against Cancer
There has been significant progress since the war against cancer was declared over 40 years ago but much work is left to be done. Join us as Adam Marcus, Assistant Professor of Hematology and Oncology at Emory University, tells us about some fascinating new discoveries that will allow us to wage a smarter and more effective fight.

Decatur Book Festival Labor Day Weekend
Well, we’ve finalized the lineup for our second ever Science Track at the AJC Decatur Book Festival Labor Day weekend. Take a look at these fascinating titles and follow the links for to sign up for the corresponding meetups.

Sat, Sept 1
Phi: A Voyage from the Brain to the Soul
Giulio Tononi

Thorium, the Green Energy Source for the Future
Richard Martin

Sun, Sep 2
Bottled Lightning
Superbatteries, Electric Cars, and the New Lithium Economy
Seth Fletcher

The Violinist's Thumb
and Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by our Genetic Code
Sam Kean

Fooling Houdini
Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks, and the Hidden Powers of the Mind
Alex Stone

Skepchick Maria Walters writes to tell us that there still are tickets available for this year’s Atlanta Skeptics gala charity benefit Star Party. Get yours while supplies last.

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