Science Cafes and Pubs
Thursday, April 14th from 7:00 - 8:00 PM at Schuler Books & Music in Eastwood Towne Center, East Lansing
Presented by Thomas Deits and LCC
The Maker Movement is one of the fastest growing trends in the world today. New tools enable children, inexperienced adults and experts and entrepreneurs to quickly turn ideas into real objects for fun, for education or for profit. We will talk about some of these tools, about the history and future of the Maker Movement and how you can get involved locally even if you have never made anything before.
Thursday, April 14th from 7:00 - 8:00 PM at Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids, MI
Join us for a 7 p.m. tour and discussion on the science of making and drinking beer. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Participants must be 21 or older. Register at http://www.grpm.org/pubscience/
Thursday, April 14th from 7:30 - 9:30 PM at The Beer Grotto in Downtown Lansing
Astronomy is even better with beer! At a bar near you, scientists, educators, writers, artists, and more reveal how they explore the universe. Each FREE event features accessible, engaging science presentations on topics ranging from planets to black holes to the beginning of the Universe. Presenters are from local research and educational institutions like Michigan State University. We have games and prizes to test your new-found knowledge! There is always lots of time to ask questions and interact with the presenters and other scientists who tag along for the beer.
Sunday, April 17th from 12:00 - 5:00 PM at Burgdorf's Winery in Haslett, MI
Burgdorf's Winery opens its doors for a special tour of the production facility.
Presented by Scott Isham
Sunday, April 17th from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at Harpers Restaurant and Brewpub in Downtown East Lansing
Join brew master experts for a frothy look at the chemistry, process, types, and tastes behind your favorite craft beers.
Presented by Rachel Allen
Sunday, April 17th from 6:00 - 7:00 PM at Dublin Square in Downtown East Lansing
Are artists magicians, scientists, or both? Through mini experiments and optical illusions, this session will challenge your assumptions about color and reveal how artists have used the science of color to manufacture our experiences.
Presented by Mark Sullivan
Sunday, April 17th from 7:30 - 8:30 PM at Dublin Square in Downtown East Lansing
This cafe, replete with guitars, computer generated sounds, and programs for drawing sounds, will focus on ways to create music linked to ideas and concepts found in nuclear physics. How do we get from the extremely small world of subatomic nuclear physics to sound? And how do we get from the massive world of astrophysics to sound? This will be a hands-on presentation, a mixture of showing and doing. Please bring your own favorite collapsing star video or videos of quarks vibrating. We will supply the sound.
Thursday, April 21st from 7:00 - 9:00 PM at LIVE in Ann Arbor
We all know that learning is more fun when you’re drinking with friends and colleagues. Join us for a night of 3 lively discussions: Ada Hagan discusses viruses and bacteria and the mini wars they wage with each other; Tim Marzullo and Greg Gage discuss neuroscience experiments and how brain cells function; and last but not least, Ryan Engemann will discuss the science behind the creation of beer! This presentation is in partnership with Nerd Nite Ann Arbor (which is sponsored by the Ann Arbor District Library) and RELATE.