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New and Upcoming Events - August 20, 2012 Edition

From: Marc M.
Sent on: Monday, August 20, 2012 9:08 AM

There are a couple of new - and shall we say different meetups - that have been added to our calendar this week. 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,

Wed, Sep 12, 7p
Religion and the Atlanta Science Tavern - a Discussion
This meetup will be an opportunity for me to present my thinking on what will become our official position on the relationship between the Atlanta Science Tavern and people of faith. It will also allow me to address recent criticism of my program choices in that regard. The hope is that this will be accompanied by a lively, but respectful, discussion.

Thu, Sep 20, 7p
2012 Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony Webcast-Watching Party
It's time again for that marvelous annual celebration of improbable research known as the Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony. Please join us for this webcast-watching party at Manuel's as we stream this year's gala over the objections and guffaws of our usual crowd of science and humor enthusiasts.

This week
Saturday, 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
Check out our Decatur Book Festival 2012 Science Track. You can sign up for individual meetups using the following links, if you like, to let us know you're coming.

Sat, Sept 1
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

Dave Carlson writes in to tell us about this symposium hosted by the National Archives at Atlanta September 15, "Secret City in the Tennessee Hills: From Dogpatch to Nuclear Power." Marisa Yanta gives us a heads-up about the Atlanta Mini-Maker Faire at Georgia Tech, October 6, which will include workshops on surface mount soldering and how to make a robot, among other things.

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