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New and Upcoming Events - August 29, 2012 Edition

From: Marc M.
Sent on: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 11:46 AM

There’s a lot of stuff happening at the Atlanta Science Tavern in September! You can follow us @sciencetavern on Twitter and on our Facebook page and that you can catch up with podcasts of select past meetups on iTunes.

See you at the Tavern,

Sat, Sep 15, 8:30a
Yerkes National Primate Research Center Field Station Open House
The Yerkes Primate Center of Emory University has once again invited a limited number of Science Tavern members to attend an open house at their field station in Lawrenceville. Follow the link for details, but be advised, you must call Yerkes to complete your reservation.

Our Science Track this weekend at the Decatur Book Festival
Sat, 11:15a
Phi: A Voyage from the Brain to the Soul - Giulio Tononi

Sat, 12:30p
Superfuel: Thorium - the Green Energy Source for the Future - Richard Martin

Sat, 1:15p
Bottled Lightning: Superbatteries and the New Lithium Economy - Seth Fletcher

Sun, 2:30p
The Violinist's Thumb: Lost Tales Written by our Genetic Code - Sam Kean

Sun, 5:00p
Fooling Houdini: Magicians and the Hidden Powers of the Mind - Alex Stone

Also, a big book festival shout-out to folk artist, English teacher and Science Tavern member Ruth Schowalter, who will be presenting her first illustrated book, The Misadventures of Maria the Hutia, Sunday at 2:00p.

Later in September
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. Don’t be confused, this is not going to be a religion versus science debate.

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.

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