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New and Upcoming Events - February 3, 2013 Edition

From: Marc M.
Sent on: Sunday, February 3, 2013 8:59 AM

The Groundhog Day prediction yesterday was for lots of science happenings around Atlanta over the next few weeks weeks. Remember, 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 our iTunes library.


This Tuesday, 7:15p
Anthony Martin's ”Life Traces of the Georgia Coast” at the Decatur Library
Emory environmental scientist Anthony Martin continues discussion of his new book “Life Traces of the Georgia Coast” as part of the Georgia Center for the Book series at the Decatur Library Tuesday. This talk promises to be very different from Tony’s talk at our Manuel’s meetup last month, with direct readings from his book, fewer slides and more audience participation.

Thu, Feb 21, 6:30p
I Like the Way You Move: Locomotion in Sharks, Skates and Rays - Science on Tap at the Georgia Aquarium
In this talk at the Georgia Aquarium, Laura Macesic Ekstrom, a biologist at Wheaton College, will explore how these graceful animals navigate their environments and what we've gained from understanding their ways - from sharkskin swimsuits to stingray robots and more.

This week
Mon, Feb 4, 6:00p
Pattern Formation in Nature: Why is the Universe Not Boring?
The Public Lecture Series of the School of Physics at Georgia Tech continues, with Stephen Morris, Professor of Physics at the University of Toronto, answering one of life’s persistent (and profound) questions, “Why is the Universe Not Boring?”

Sat, Feb 9, 8:00p
Pocket Protectors & Other Fashion Statements - A Dr. Pete Comedy Show
For those of you who missed Pete Ludovice's appearance at our meetup in June or for those that are looking for a science-comedy recharge, this show, sponsored by the MIT Club of Atlanta, will feature Dr. Pete, engineering professor by day and stand-up comedian by night. Follow the link above and be sure to book a ticket online to reserve a seat.

Sun, Feb 10, 5:30p
Evolutionary Biology, Then and Now - A Darwin Day Dinner at Einstein's *
The response to this 2-speaker mini-symposium at Einstein's in Midtown has been overwhelming. Spaces may open up as reminders go out. Please take your RSVP for this event seriously.

Later this month
Wed, Feb 20, 7:00p
Optogenetics: Controlling Neurons and Manipulating Behavior with Light *
Optogenetics is a new technique that is fundamentally changing what is possible in the field of neuroscience. Join us at Java Vino to hear Emory graduate student Kenneth McCullough discuss this revolutionary technology. This talk is part of our ongoing Young Researcher Series.

Sat, Feb 23, 7:00p
Bringing Solar Astronomy to 50,000 People a Year - A Fundraiser *
Believe it or not, thanks to Stephen Ramsden, Atlanta is home to the world's largest solar astronomy outreach program, the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project. Come hear Stephen tell us about sharing the fiery, magnetized plasma structures on our nearest star with more than 50,000 adults and students with over 70 appearances each year and help support this worthwhile cause.

* Denotes an event which is an exclusive production of the Atlanta Science Tavern.

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