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Science on Ice at the Café Scientifique (Ballston)

***UPDATE: Given the volume of rsvps, I doubt we will be able to meet each other. I will try to get a table or some space for those who are interested. I will be wearing a black dress. FYI, due to another meeting, I will probably not be able to stay until the bitter end. Please also rsvp directly with the cafe (see link below) and do change your rsvp on the meetup site if you no longer plan to attend.

Join Nature Lovers for another Cafe Scientifique. I'll send out another email on the date regarding the technicalities of meeting up. Direct registration is requested here. Information on the talk from the organizers:

WHAT: Science on Ice: Ice Sheets, Sea Level and Global Climate Change

WHO: Presented by Julie M. Palais, Ph.D., Office of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation

ABOUT THE TOPIC: Sandy’s recent media attention has focused public interest on sea level rise. Research by polar glaciologists funded by the National Science Foundation’s Office of Polar Programs is providing insight into many of these issues for the public. As manager of the Antarctic Glaciology program at NSF, Dr. Palais will share the history and dynamics of all naturally occurring forms of snow and ice, including floating ice shelves, glaciers and continental and marine ice sheets. She will highlight paleoclimate studies of ice cores, ice dynamics, numerical modeling, glacial geology and the remote sensing of ice sheets.

WHEN: Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Café Scientifique events are held on the first Tuesday of each month unless otherwise noted.

WHERE: The Front Page restaurant, near Ballston Metro
Located at 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22203 on the ground floor of the National Science Foundation (NSF) building. Parking is available under the NSF building or at Ballston Common Mall.

HOW: Register online now
Café Scientifique is free and open to the public. Please come early to order table service and socialize. Special half-price burgers start at 5:30 p.m. Presentation begins at 6:15 p.m. followed by Q&A. No science background required – only an interest! Registration requested.

SUPPORT THIS CAFÉ: The Ballston Science and Technology Alliance, a nonprofit organization, is the sponsor of Café Scientifique Arlington. Since April 2006, the goal of Café Scientifique has been to make science more accessible and accountable by featuring speakers whose expertise spans the sciences and who can talk in plain English. Please go to and contribute. Help keep Café Scientifique open and free to all!

Nature Lovers is proud to be sponosred by Clean Currents.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Is anyone here yet?

    December 4, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    On a weekday, it's though to be there by 5:30...6?

    November 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    On a weekday, it's though to be there by 5:30...6?

    November 25, 2012

  • Erin

    Lori, I won't be able to get there for 5:30. Would you be able to save me a seat? I went to a Café Scientifique event in the summer and it was great.

    November 14, 2012

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