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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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"GDIGS, The Greenbank Diffuse Ionized Gas Survey" at the Bradley Observatory

The Bradley Observatory of Agnes Scott College

- This event is a production of the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Agnes Scott College (https://www.agnesscott.edu/physics/). - It is free and open to the public. - RSVPs are not required to attend. - Seating is on a first-come basis. - Doors open at 7:30 pm. - The lecture begins at 8:00. - Refreshments will be served. - Refer to this page (https://www.agnesscott.edu/bradleyobservatory/directions-and-parking.html) for directions as well as the notes at the bottom of the description below. - A planetarium show and viewing with the observatory telescopes (weather permitting) will follow the lecture. ______________________ GDIGS, The Greenbank Diffuse Ionized Gas Survey Mihika Rao (ASC ‘21), Double Major Departments of Astrophysics and Economics Agnes Scott College The warm ionized medium (WIM) is a low density, diffuse ionized component of the Milky Way. The WIM is the last major component of the ISM to be studied at high spatial and spectral resolution and therefore many of its fundamental properties are not clear. Radiation from massive, OB-type stars is thought to escape discrete HII regions to ionize the WIM, but the inner Galaxy has not been well studied due to extinction from dust at optical wavelengths. The Green Bank Telescope (GBT) Diffuse Ionized Gas Survey (GDIGS) is a fully-sampled radio recombination line (RRL) survey of the inner About the speaker Mihika Rao is currently a Junior at Agnes Scott College and is an Astrophysics and Economics double major. This summer she participated in the 10 day Bootcamp at the Green Bank Observatory, learning about radio telescope and research in radio astronomy, before starting her summer research project at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. Her research topic was "Probing the Warm Ionized Medium using the Green Bank Telescope (GBT) Diffuse Ionized Gas Survey (GDIGS)." Mihika will be presenting a poster of her research at the 2020 American Astronomical Society's meeting. ______________________ Parking Handicapped-accessible parking is available adjacent to the observatory. Other visitors are requested to use campus parking lots accessible via E. Dougherty St. and South McDonough St. There is on-street parking along E. Dougherty, or in the parking lot to your right past the Mary Brown Bullock Science Center. Additional parking is available in the West Parking Facility on S. McDonough St. Follow Dougherty to the four-way stop, either turn left and take your first left into the parking lot, or turn right and park in the large parking deck on the left.

SciToberFest Networking Night

The Highland Inn & Ballroom Lounge

*This is a ticketed event: $18 for professionals or $3 for students ($20 or $5 at the door) *Buy tickets here: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/204961 *This event is a production of Science for Georgia, Association for Women in Science, IEEE's Women in Engineering, and IEEE's Young Professionals Are you a STEM professional looking for an opportunity to meet other technical professionals and to learn about issues affecting people across all STEM disciplines? Join several local STEM organizations and community leaders at the Highland Inn Ballroom on Tuesday October 22 for food, drinks, and plenty of lively conversation! The event will be catered and everyone who registers will receive 2 drink tickets (proper ID must be shown for those choosing to drink alcohol). Students must show a university ID upon arrival. Depending on interest, complimentary child care may be available. We'll have activities and prizes, so come join us! Parking is limited adjacent to the Highland Ballroom. There may be some on-street spaces. There is a public parking deck behind the 675 N. Highland Building.

How sugars on the surface of our cells help keep a bird flu pandemic at bay

- 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. __________ How sugars on the surface of cells slow the transmission of bird flu to humans Lauren Byrd-Leotis, Instructor Department of Microbiology and Immunology Emory University Though often considered a human pathogen, influenza A viruses are primarily found in aquatic birds and have been able to infect a wide range of mammals, such as pigs, dogs, and seals. Despite the diversity of animal hosts, influenza A viruses infect all animals using the same sugar displayed on the cell surface to gain entry. So, if the virus uses the same sugar, sialic acid, in birds and humans, why don’t we see more pandemic events stemming from bird flu infection? Dr. Lauren Byrd-Leotis will discuss some of the host barriers between interspecies transmission, particularly in regard to the sugars or glycans decorating the cell surface, that help slow or prevent avian strains of influenza from circulating in humans. She will also describe recent work analyzing the glycome of the human lung to understand the current evolution of influenza A viruses. About our speaker Lauren Byrd-Leotis is an instructor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Emory University and a member of the Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance. She recently completed a postdoc at Harvard Medical School in the field of glycobiology with a special interest in influenza-receptor interactions. Her latest work focuses on the development of novel natural tissue glycan microarrays for respiratory pathogen research and studying the glycome of the human lung. When not in lab, Lauren can be found underwater scuba diving with her husband, Stephen, or out hiking with their two dogs, Linus and Lucy. 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.

Turning Sour, Bloated, and Out of Breath: Ocean Chemistry Under Global Warming

Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center

- This event is a production of the Georgia Tech College of Sciences as part of their Frontiers in Science Series celebrating 2019 as the International Year of the Periodic Table. - It is free and open to the public. - RSVPs are not required to attend nor do they reserve seats. - The Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center is a ten-minute walk from the North Avenue MARTA Station and is on the route of the Tech Trolley that serves the Midtown MARTA Station. - There is a parking deck adjacent to the hotel with an entrance on Spring Street. In 1997, Japanese oceanographer Yoshiyuki Nozaki compiled a periodic table of ocean chemistry. It organized the distribution of elements as a function of depth, showing that elements share similar patterns. The similarities indicate common mechanisms behind the ocean cycling of elements. Building on the insights from Nozaki’s periodic table, Taka Ito of the Georgia Tech School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences will interpret recent measurements of changing seawater chemistry, highlighting the importance of rising carbon dioxide concentration in the air, climate change, and pollution of rivers and atmosphere. About the Speaker Takamitsu “Taka” Ito is an associate professor in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, where he teaches physical and chemical oceanography. He received a Ph.D. in Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences in 2005 from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research has focused on the cycling of carbon, oxygen, and iron in the global oceans, using observations, theory, and computational modeling. About Frontiers in Science Lectures Lectures in this series are intended to inform, engage, and inspire students, faculty, staff, and the public on developments, breakthroughs, and topics of general interest in the sciences and mathematics. Lecturers tailor their talks for nonexpert audiences.

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