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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 (3)

Screening of "The Pollinators" at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library

Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum

- This event is a production of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library. - It is free and open to the public. - RSVPs here are not required to attend nor do they reserve seats. - The Carter Library is served by MARTA Bus 16/816. - It is about a 20-minute walk from the Inman Park-Reynoldstown MARTA Station. - There is ample free parking available for those who drive, but carpooling is recommended. “The Pollinators” is a cinematic journey around the United States following migratory beekeepers and their truckloads of honey bees as they pollinate the flowers that become the fruits, nuts and vegetables we all eat. They talk to farmers, scientists, chefs and academics along the way to give a broad perspective about the threats to honey bees, what it means to our food security and how we can improve it. Director Peter Nelson and producer Sally Roy will be on hand for an after-film discussion.

European Science Café featuring the Climate Reality Project

Goethe-Zentrum/German Cultural Center Atlanta

- This event is a production of the German Consulate General in Atlanta in partnership with the Goethe-Zentrum and the Climate Reality Project. - It is free and open to the public, but registration on Eventbrite is strongly encouraged http://bit.ly/33Q7NWu. - The Arts Center MARTA station is less than a 10 minute walk away. - Free parking with validated ticket is available in the Colony Square parking deck. The Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta and the German Consulate General in Atlanta cordially invite you to attend a 10-minute presentation of the "Truth in 10" about the urgency of the climate crisis and what we can do to solve it to be followed by panel discussion organized by The Climate Reality Project: Atlanta Chapter. This event will take place on Wednesday, November 20 at 6:00 pm at the Goethe Zentrum in midtown Atlanta. It is free and open to the public. Registering on Eventbrite is encouraged to help with planning http://bit.ly/33Q7NWu.

Searching for Life in Our Solar System: An Argument for Jupiter's Moon Europa

- This event is a production of the Atlanta Science Tavern. - It is free and open to the public. - Seating is on a first-come basis. - RSVPs are not required to attend nor do they reserve seats. - Doors open at 6:00 pm for early arrival. - Gather for dinner by 7:00. - The evening's presentation gets under way around 7:45. - Parking at Manuel's has changed; refer to the note below for details. __________ Searching for Life in Our Solar System: An Argument for Jupiter's moon Europa Elizabeth Spiers, Graduate Researcher Planetary Habitability and Technology Lab School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Georgia Institute of Technology Europa is one of Jupiter's moons and is covered by a thick layer of frozen water ice. Evidence from spacecraft data has indicated that underneath this surface layer of ice is a massive, liquid-water ocean. In searching for life beyond our home planet, evidence for liquid water has been one of the first indications that scientists look for. This makes Europa, and its liquid water ocean, a key target for future exploration and scientific investigation. In this presentation, Georgia Tech planetary scientists Elizabeth Spiers will explore what "habitability" actually means, factors that can indicate habitability, which habitability indicators Europa may have, and how we can explore Europa in the future. About our speaker Elizabeth Spiers is a graduate student in Britney Schmidt's Planetary Habitability and Technology Lab at Georgia Tech (https://schmidt.eas.gatech.edu/ which continues the search for life beyond our Pale Blue Dot. Parking changes at Manuel's The parking situation at Manuel's Tavern has changed since last spring. What was once Manuel's large parking lot on N. Highland Avenue is now a construction site for future townhomes. This leaves two options for parking lots nearby. One is the small lot behind Manuel's. The other is the larger lot across N. Highland next to Java Vino. If you do choose to use this, please be very careful crossing N. Highland. A crosswalk has been striped leading to and from this lot, but, as of yet, signs have not been erected to alert drivers to this fact. There is limited on-street parking available in the neighborhood.

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