Cafe Scientifique sponsors free science lectures that discuss current scientific research but at a level aimed for the general public. The May meeting is:
Butterfly colors have fascinated biologists and amateurs alike for thousands of years, but it's only been in the past several decades that researchers have begun to understand many aspects of the function and evolution of these eye-catching traits.
Join Dr. Nathan Morehouse, assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh, to learn about new developments in our understanding of how butterflies produce their colors, what they use them for, and why some butterflies are colorful and others are not.
Eat, drink, and learn with friends in a fun, relaxed setting! Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
Free to attend. RSVP here!
Date: Monday, May 6, 2013
Time: Doors open at 6 p.m., and the program is 7–9 p.m. Please be on time; the Science Center doors close at 7:45 p.m.
Location: Carnegie Science Center
Please RSVP by Thursday, May 2, even if you don't plan on purchasing food. If you already reserved your spot, you do not need to do so again.