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. at Adventure Science Center. Have an idea for a topic? Submit your idea here!
Join our Science Cafe Meetup Group! You'll get notices about each month's meeting topic and speaker(s).
Next Science Cafe:
Thursday, Nov. 20
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
An Astronaut's Story: Space and Beyond
Speakers: Dr. Rhea Seddon and Capt. Robert "Hoot" Gibson, former NASA astronauts
Ever wonder what it takes to be an astronaut? Lift off with Dr. Rhea Seddon and Capt. Robert "Hoot" Gibson as they recount their experience as a husband-and-wife astronaut team aboard the Space Shuttle. In their 18 years with NASA, they flew a combined eight missions in space!
Dr. Rhea Seddon was born and raised in Murfreesboro, Tenn. She received her college degree from the University of California at Berkeley and her medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis. She then did a residency in surgery. In 1978 she was selected by NASA as one of the first women astronauts. She flew on three space shuttle missions for a total of 30 days in space. She left the Astronaut Program in 1996, moved back to Murfreesboro and worked at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for 11 years. She now teaches healthcare professionals all over the country about teamwork. She is married to former astronaut, Robert "Hoot" Gibson, and they have four children.
No Science Café in December
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
The Ebola Crisis
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015
Physics & Time Travel
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Thursday, June 18, 2015