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Louisville Science Café Message Board › Follow ups, notes, and reminders!

Follow ups, notes, and reminders!

Laurie
LaurieMT
Group Organizer
Louisville, KY
Hello Science-Loving Friends!

I wanted to send an (overdue) note with some followup info after our last few gatherings.

After our March Science Cafe, which was about the Voyager Tour of the Outer Planets, several people asked me how to contact Dr. Timothy Dowling. You can check out his UofL web page at http://www.physics.louisville.edu/content/faculty/dowling.html­. You can email him at dowling@louisville.edu.­

Recently, we met the guys from the White Star Balloon Project. They are a group of local citizen scientists, and they would like us to follow their progress, track the flight, and even sign up for the email alerts about their launch, at their website: http://whitestarballoon.com/­ They also have a link to a cool Youtube video taken by the family who live in the house on which the test balloon landed. You should check it all out. They also recommend we get to know the LVL-1 makerspace[/url] group. They have done some amazing technology projects, in addition to the White Star Balloon, including this fire-breathing toy pony. You heard me.

Don't forget that we have April Science Cafe this week, on Tuesday, April 3. Dinner from 7-8, talk from 8-9ish. You should take this opportunity to come listen to Dr. Rougier give his talk, "A Tale of Old Bones". He is a prominent paleontologist who has done groundbreaking research on early mammals. Here's an article about him, discussing the earliest mammal skull he found, the saber-toothed squirrel type creature. Go here to RSVP.

The next Born to Do Science Kentuckiana event is this Saturday, April 7, at the New Albany Floyd County Library, from 1-2pm. It is for kids in grades 3-6. Dr. Timothy Dowling will come to talk to us, this time about weather, both on Earth and on Jupiter. You can call the library at (812) 949-3528[/url] to register your child.

OK, that's all for now. See you Tuesday!
Thanks,
Laurie
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