What we're about

If you are excited by science - but not necessarily a science professional - and you live in the Atlanta area, then the Atlanta Science Tavern is the meetup for you.

Our program is centered on a fourth Saturday of the month meeting at Manuel's Tavern, which features a speaker - typically a scientist from a nearby university or research center - who presents his or her work to a smart general audience of science enthusiasts. We also host occasional presentations as part of our ongoing Young Researchers Series, which features talks by graduate students and postdocs.

In addition, we organize social outings and field trips that provide opportunities for our members to experience science as it expresses itself in the community at large. Public lectures at local universities, most prominently the Georgia Tech College of Sciences, are a mainstay of our meetup calendar.

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Upcoming events (2)

The wonderful ways in which plants have modified the pathway of photosynthesis

- This virtual event is a production of the Atlanta Botanical Garden as part of their ongoing Science Cafe series.
- It is free and open to the public, but Zoom registration at the following link for the appropriate date is ABSOLUTELY REQUIRED to attend: https://bit.ly/3mgbPSg
- Note, your RSVP on this meetup page does not constitute registration.

Dr. Karolina Heyduk, Assistant Professor
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Plant’s are primary producers, able to generate their own energy by
chemical reactions that convert CO2 and sunlight into sugars – a process we all know as photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is so integral to plants that we rarely stop to admire the wonderful ways in which plants have improved and modified this core pathway. In this talk, Dr. Karolina Heyduk will share fun facts about plant photosynthesis, and highlight some things we’re learning specifically about Crassulacean acid metabolism, a form of photosynthesis used by cacti and orchids alike.

About the speaker
Karolina Heyduk is a plant evolutionary biologist who brings together plant physiology and genomics to understand how plant traits evolve. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in 2015, remained there for postdoctoral work, and completed a second postdoc position at Yale University as a Donnelley Postdoctoral Fellow at the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies. She began her position as Assistant Professor at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in January 2020, where she also serves as the Director of the Joseph F. Rock herbarium.

Sustainable Business Practices

Online event

- This virtual meetup is a production of Science for Georgia.


Issues of climate change, carbon emissions, food waste, and social justice represent just a few of the overwhelming topics that demand our attention. Join us to learn about specific, feasible actions that every business (and individual) can do to help advance economic, environmental, and social efforts towards a more sustainable future.


Sarah Ku is a PhD candidate at Georgia State University studying marketing and international business. Her research examines strategic business opportunities of sustainability, with specific interests in food waste, insects, and circular systems.

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North Georgia Urban Water Cycle

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