Adventure Science Center invites you to join us for a series of informal discussions on current issues in science. Whether tackling how science can solve global problems or help us to understand how the universe works, these gatherings are NOT lectures. They are an opportunity for you to share your opinions, ideas and thoughts with other science lovers and to meet local scientists in a fun, casual setting. So grab a cup of coffee and let's chat! All Science Cafe events are free and open to the public.
Schedule: Join us on the third Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Locations may vary.
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Next Science Cafe:
Thursday, Aug. 21
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
The Maker Revolution: Consumers Are Becoming Creators
Speaker: Chris Lee, Vice President of Technology, Anode, Inc.
Recent innovations such as open-source design, crowdsourcing and 3D printing are enabling inventors to become entrepreneurs. Chris Lee will talk about maker culture, tinkering and the fun of "learning by doing." Join the discussion, then stay for a special sneak preview of the Home Grown Dome planetarium show for FREE (first 166 guests)!
Home Grown Dome: What happens when you let art and music loose in the immersive fulldome planetarium environment? Home Grown Dome is a 45 minute compilation of fourteen short works created by students, artists and animators from across the country. These pieces were finalists from annual DomeFest fulldome film festivals between 2004-2009. More info»
About Chris Lee: Chris Lee has been making things, building gadgets, and creating costumes and props as a hobby since 1977. He is a founding member of the Apparition Abolishers, a steampunk costuming group. He creates all of the weapons, hard costume gear and most of the props used by the group. The group is currently promoting their steampunk sideshow known as "Dr. Torque's Traveling Exposition of Curious Contraptions and Fantastical Oddities", which debuted during GMX 2011. In 1995, Chris was one of the first stormtroopers of the 501st Legion, which has grown to thousands of active members worldwide. He is a member of the Rebel Legion and R2 Builders club. His droid R2-G4 can be seen at many conventions and charity events. Chris is also building an online community to crowdsource the construction of a full-scale replica of Millennium Falcon. In the business world, Chris is VP of Technology for Anode, Inc., where he has worked for over 20 years creating world-class interactive experiences for museums, science centers, schools and libraries.
Thursday, Sept. 18
Thursday, Oct. 16
The Aging Brain: Innovative Ideas in Cognition & Care
Thursday, Nov. 20
No Science Café in December