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CAFÉ SCIENTIFIQUE – tonight!

Posted on Jan 22, 2009 by billsimmon in science, vermont | 2 Comments

This is so effing cool. The ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center is hosting scientists and a cash bar and hoping to engender open (and perhaps drunken) discussions about particular scientific topics. According to the ECHO site, the event is free (and only for 21+) and starts at 6:30 P.M., at which point…

We turn down the lights, arrange some tables and chairs, and open the bar. We chat with old friends and new faces alike, get a beer, have some hors d’oeuvres and then find a seat.

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At 7 p.m., the speaker of the evening begins a conversation on the science topic for the evening. After 30 minutes or so, we take a break to get more drinks and elicit questions for the speaker.

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After that, it’s time to challenge the speaker, have dialogue at the table, drink more, and feel like we’ve delved a little deeper into the science of this wonderful world.

Tonight’s topic: nanotechnology! Nanotech expert, Dr. Dennis Clougherty, will lead tonight’s discussion.

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  1. On January 23, 2009, BenMac said:

    Now I really wish that I hadn’t committed to throwing a birthday bash for a coworker.

    I’ll keep my eye out for the next ones…..

  2. Happily, it’s a national phenomenon.

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