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Upcoming Events at the Science Tavern - October 10, 2011 Edition

From: Marc M.
Sent on: Monday, October 10, 2011 9:45 AM

No new meetups have been added to our calendar this week, but  we have a busy schedule into November. Featured events, noted with a *, are subject to our open seating policy. Turnout has been running at under 50%, so don’t be deterred from attending if you see that a large number of people have signed up.

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This week

Wednesday, 7:00p
The Mathematics, Magic and Mystery of Martin Gardner *
Just in time for the worldwide Celebrations of Mind October 21st, Spelman College math professor "Card Colm" Mulcahy will survey the legacy of prolific author, and mathematics and puzzle popularizer, Martin Gardner, "the best friend mathematics ever had." A reminder will be going out tomorrow to attendees with parking details and other arrangements.

Friday, 6:30p
"Selections" Art Opening Celebrating the Darwin Exhibit at Fernbank
In celebration of the ongoing Darwin exhibit at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, please join us for the opening of the "Selections" art exhibit featuring the work of eight artists and scientists inspired by evolution and Darwin's theory of natural selection.

Sunday, 3:00p
Earth at the Crossroads: Understanding the Ecology of a Changing Planet - 2 of 9 *
This is the second of 9 sessions for our completely free viewing of the DVD course “Earth at the Crossroads: Understanding the Ecology of a Changing Planet”.

Next week

Thu, Oct 20, 6:30p
“Conservation of Orchids in the Southeast” at the Atlanta Botanical Garden
This is the final Botanical Garden science cafe of the season and a wonderful opportunity also to take in their Fest-of-Ale, held Thursdays during the month of October.

Sat, Oct 22, 7:00p
Cool Neutrino Astrophysics at the South Pole *  EXPANDED
In addition questions on his own work, Georgia Tech astrophysicist Ignacio Taboada will entertain those having to do with the recent perplexing “discovery” of faster-than-light neutrinos. We’ve taken on the expense of including the North Avenue room to our usual space at Manuel’s so please sign up and attend to make sure we have a full house.
Later this month
Johanna Ferrand, Deputy Attaché for Science and Technology at the Consulate General of France here has let us know about this series of France-Atlanta Science Symposiums beginning October 27.

November

Wed, Nov 9, 7:00p
Peptides: A New Vocabulary in the Language of Life *

Sat, Nov 19, 7:00p
Mr. Jefferson and the Giant Moose *

Hope to see you at the Tavern and around town,
Marc

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