Science Cafés bring scientists face-to-face with the general public in the comfortable, lively atmosphere of a neighborhood café or pub. The evening begins with a brief presentation by a scientist, which kicks off an extended discussion session between the scientist and audience. Previous cafés have covered climate science, evolution and religion, robotics, and health care, just to name a few. All Science Cafés are free to the public, open to all ages and no science background is required! Learn More
December Queen Anne Science Café
"Behind the Scenes of Modernist Cuisine"
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 7:30 p.m. - T.S. McHugh's
Locally-based organization, Modernist Cuisine, has been making recent waves in the culinary world with its cookbooks (and their photos) and its scientific outlook on cooking. At the December Queen Anne Science Café, join Modernist Cuisine's Scott Heimendinger to discover a behind-the-scenes perspective of what has made their work unique, including some of the science of cooking revealed by their unorthodox style of food photography.
T.S. McHugh's is located at 21 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109.
December Eastside Science Café
"Multiple Sclerosis in the Pacific Northwest"
Monday, December 9, 2013 - 7 p.m. - Wilde Rover
Multiple sclerosis is a mysterious disease that is particularly common here in the Pacific Northwest. At the December Eastside Science Café, join the Swedish Neuroscience Institute's James Bowen, M.D., to discover more about MS as a disease, trends and changes in its distribution around the world, and how it uniquely impacts our region.
Wilde Rover is located in downtown Kirkland at 111 Central Way.
December Tacoma Science Café
"Life After the Sun Goes Out"
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 6:30 p.m. - Swiss Restaurant & Pub
Life on Earth needs the Sun's energy to thrive, but the sun will not burn forever. At the December Tacoma Science Café, join UW's Rory Barnes, Ph.D., to explore how the search for life on other planets, in conjunction with the study of planets outside our solar system, can help find a new home for humanity once the Sun can no longer sustain life on Earth.
The Swiss Restaurant & Pub is located at 1904 Jefferson Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402.
All Science Cafés are recorded by KCTS9 and are available for online viewing. If you have questions, comments or suggestions for future Science Café speakers please contact us at email@example.com.
All Science Cafés are presented in partnership with KCTS 9 Public Television. This program is currently made possible by support from the MetLife Foundation. This program is also made possible by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the National Institutes of Health.