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
June Queen Anne Science Café
"Electric Vehicles: Past, Present & Future"
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 7:30 p.m. - T.S. McHugh's
While electric vehicles are becoming more popular options in recent years, the Seattle Electric Vehicle Association has brought together interested citizens and researchers for over three decades. At the June Queen Anne Science Café, join the Seattle EV Association's Steven Lough, Stephen Johnsen, & Jeff Finn, to explore the past, present, and future of electric vehicles from their design and environmental impact, to their legislative tie-ins and practical use.
T.S. McHugh's is located at 21 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109.
June Eastside Science Café
"Asteroid Mining: Science Fiction or Opportunity?"
Monday, June 10, 2013 - 7 p.m. - Wilde Rover
Not just an idea out of science fiction, asteroid mining is gaining traction. New companies plan to harvest raw materials, ranging from water to precious metals, from these rocky near-Earth objects. At the June Eastside Science Café, join Planetary Resources, Inc.'s Chris Lewicki to explore why asteroids are attractive sources of a range of raw materials and how this fits with the future of space exploration.
Wilde Rover is located in downtown Kirkland at 111 Central Way.
June Tacoma Science Café
"Using Genetics & Whale Poop to Save Orcas"
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 6:30 p.m. - Swiss Restaurant & Pub
The endangered Southern Resident killer whale population faces many threats, including food availability. At the June Tacoma Science Café, join NOAA's Jennifer Hempelmann to explore how genetic analyses of whale scat can help researchers identify possible causes of the decline in the local orca population.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.