WHO: Geologist Tom Wagner
WHAT: From Dust to Us: a Brief History of the Earth and Moon
WHEN: Tuesday, August 1, 2006
WHERE: The Front Page - 4201 Wilson Blvd, Arlington
HOW:6:00-6:30 Light hors d'oeuvres (Buy your own drink or meal) 6:30-8:00 Short presentation, followed by Q&A
+ Free and open to the public.
+ No science background required!
+ Limited seating -- first come, first seated.
BACKGROUND: Café Scientifique (Arlington) and its cousin, Café Scientifique (DC), are organized and sponsored by the National Science Foundation. The goal: to make science more accessible and accountable. Features speakers whose expertise spans the sciences - and who can talk in plain English. Generally held on first Tuesdays of the month. We welcome your input. Complete a survey on-site, or write to Mary (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Sarah (email@example.com).
HISTORY: Begun in France and U.K. as a way for the public and scientists to mingle and discuss science issues in an informal setting – generally a friendly pub. Nearly 30 cafés now exist in the U.S. (See http://www.cafescientifique.org/north%20america-links.htm). NSF inaugurated its monthly café in spring 2006.
NSF-sponsored cafés to date include:
Neuroscientist and National Science Foundation Deputy Director Kathie Olsen
Your Phantasmagorical Brain – June 6 - The Front Page, Arlington VA
Science Journalist Kathy Sawyer and NASA Mars Exploration Lead Scientist Mike Meyer
"Are We All Martians? - May 2 - Top of the Hill, Washington D.C.
Astrophysicist Mike Turner - "Before the Big Bang" - April 4 - The Front Page, Arlington VA
TO FIND OUR MORE: To hear about upcoming cafés sponsored by NSF, subscribe to the NSF e-mail list. Send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the text, write "subscribe cafesci." Don't add a signature. (You can unsubscribe at any time.)
Official Website: http://www.nsf.gov/events/event_summ.jsp?cntn_id=106939&org=NSF
Added by sgoforth on July 24, 2006