Tuesday, Jun 03, 2014 6:30p -
The Burren Pub
247 Elm Street
Somerville, MA 02144
Alcohol, Date Idea, Lectures & Conferences, Meetup, Social Good, University
Join us on June 3rd, at 6:30pm at The Burren, for a special edition of Science by the Pint. Scientists of the Kepler team will be joining us to talk about the discoveries of the Kepler space telescope and the excitement surrounding this very new field of science.
The centuries-old quest for other worlds like our Earth has been rejuvenated by the intense excitement and popular interest surrounding the discovery of hundreds of planets orbiting other stars. There is now clear evidence for substantial numbers of three types of exoplanets: gas giants, hot-super-Earths in short period orbits, and ice giants. The Kepler Mission, is NASA's first mission capable of finding Earth-size habitable zone planets around other stars. The Kepler space telescope is specifically designed to survey a portion of our region of the Milky Way galaxy to discover dozens of Earth-size planets in or near the habitable zone and determine how many of the billions of stars in our galaxy have such planets.
Please note the day and time change!
This event will happen in addition to our normal June event. We will return Monday June 9th with Dr. Owen Gingerich for another astronomy themed evening!
More information: http://sitn.hms.harvard.edu/science-by-the-pint/
What are Science by the Pint events?
We bring a group of scientists to a local bar to interact directly with the non-scientists in attendance. The featured scientist (usually a Harvard faculty member) gives a BRIEF introduction to their work and pauses for a few general questions before mingling from table to table at the bar with other members from the lab (usually post-doctoral fellows and graduate students). At Science by the Pint, attendees have the chance to interact one on one with several different scientists working on the same topic to ask questions about their research, how they became a scientist, or anything they choose. Science by the Pint is geared toward an adult audience. It is NOT a lecture or seminar; it is a mingling event between scientists and non-scientists with a short introduction. Noise levels will be similar to any other mingling event at a bar. Currently, Science by the Pint is at The Burren in Davis Square.