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Upcoming Events - February 28, 2012 Edition

From: Marc M.
Sent on: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 10:27 AM

No new events added this week, but our March calendar is chocked full. Be sure to look over the detailed description of meetups you plan to attend, sometimes registration or a ticket purchase is required. Also, reminders and related news are posted to our Twitter feed @sciencetavern and to our Facebook page.

See you at the Tavern!

This week
Sunday, 7p
First Life - A Multimedia Performance for String Quartet and Narration
Thanks to the support at the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta and the Center for Chemical Evolution - and the ongoing efforts of Art Lewis - this multimedia performance for string quartet and narration, which would regularly cost $20, is free to our members. Just mention "Atlanta Science Tavern" at the box office when you arrive.

Sat, Mar 10, 9:30a
Squishy Physics - The Physics of Food and Cooking
This presentation by 3 prominent food physics experts will cover interesting and entertaining physical questions that are critical to cooking and understanding the properties of food. Although this event at Georgia Tech is free and open to the public, you must register at its Eventbrite website to reserve a space and receive a ticket for admission. Follow the link for details.

Wed, Mar 14, 7p
The Science of Creating Healthy, Beautiful Places  *
Join us at Java Vino as land planner and landscape architect - and Science Tavern member - Joan Piccalo lets us know how the architectural, engineering, and construction Industry can meet the challenge of buildings that meet both functional and human needs.

Sat, Mar 17, 10:30a
Behind the Scenes - the Clough Learning Commons and the Glass Shop at Georgia Tech  *
This “behind the scenes” tour arranged by Science Tavern member and Georgia Tech Scientific Glassblower, Don Woodyard, is fully booked, but a waiting list has been started. If you are interested, please sign up. Spaces may become available as the date approaches.

Sat, Mar 24, 7p
Using X-rays, Computers and Robots to Reveal the Secrets of Swimming in Sand  *
At our March Manuel’s meetup Georgia Tech Physicist Dan Goldman will tell us how he uses X-ray imaging, as well as computer and robot modeling, to understand how the remarkable 10-cm-long sandfish swims rapidly below the surface of the sand.

Tue, Mar 27, 7p
The Science History Club Presents Richard Dawkins
Richard Dawkins does Duluth in late March with this appearance at the Gwinnett Center for Performing Arts, in part, to celebrate the release of his most recent work, "The Magic of Reality" with a book signing and reception. I’ve set up an personal Facebook event page, for those interested in carpooling and / or going out for food and drinks after the lecture.

* denotes an exclusive production of the Atlanta Science Tavern.

Save the date
Atlanta Science Tavern Space Science Sunday / Mars Rover Landing Party - August 5, 2012
Plans are underway to fête the landing of the Mars Curiosity Rover with a 2-part space science symposium which will feature presentations by students, members and invited speakers, all culminating in a late-night party patched into the world-wide Mars celebration. Your volunteer assistance is needed!

Call for Judges - ME 2011 Design Competition, April 6, 2012; we are thrilled to report that Science Tavern contributor and featured Science Track Decatur Book Festival author, Holly Tucker, has had her book “Blood Work” selected as a finalist in the "Science and Technology" category for the 2012 L.A. Times book prizes.

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