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August 2019

Science Not Silence: Protecting Science for the Public Good

August 15, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Siena College, 515 Loudon Rd
Albany, NY 12211 United States
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Join us Thursday, August 15th, 6:30 pm at Siena College for a unique conversation with Congressman Paul Tonko, Kathy Curtis of Clean & Healthy NY, and local scientists Jeffrey Corbin, Ph.D from Union College, and Tomoko Udo, Ph.D from the University of Albany School of Public Health about why federal science matters in tackling the Capital Region’s most pressing health and safety issues—if we can protect it from political manipulation. Check RSVP details (note: RSVPing is not required for attendance).…

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Searching for the Missing Matter of the Universe

August 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Slidin’ Dirty (Schenectady), 512 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305 United States
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An astonishing conclusion of modern cosmology is that about 80% of the universe's matter is in an unknown and yet to be discovered form so-called Dark Matter. Searching for this missing matter of the Universe has become a main focus of particle physics. Join us as Dr. Alvine Kamaha from the University at Albany discusses in a fun and casual way the evidence for Dark Matter and the different technologies utilized by worldwide experiments to discover it! As always, Science…

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September 2019

Back to School Expo

September 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12210 US
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Come say 'Hi' to CapSci at this year's Back to School Expo! We will be doing family friendly experiments with details about our organization and future events. Looks like to be a great event for all ages. Come check it out!

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Meteorites: Keys to the Early Solar System

September 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In this talk Dr. Heather Watson, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Union College, will discuss the origin of our solar system, and how rocks from space (meteorites) give us clues on how to interpret the formation events that occurred over 4 billion years ago. She will also discuss classification and identification of meteorites and asteroids and their role in catastrophic changes throughout Earth's history. Join us on September 24th at Brown's Brewing Company to hear more from Dr.…

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October 2019

The Opioid Epidemic’s Impact on Mother-Baby Bonding

October 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Albany Pump Station, 19 Quackenbush Sq
Albany, NY 12143 US
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Dr. Nicole Heller, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Siena College, will discuss the recovery side of the opioid epidemic with a special focus on mothers in methadone maintenance treatment programs and their infants. Misconceptions about the field of psychology, infant studies, and methadone will also be explored. Join us on October 29th at 7pm at the C.H. Evans Brewing Albany Pump Station . As always, Science on Tap is free and open to the public!

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November 2019

24 Hrs of Reality (w/ the Climate Reality Project)

November 20, 2019 @ 11:00 am - November 21, 2019 @ 11:00 pm
CapSci Albany, NY US + Google Map

The Climate Reality Project's 24 Hrs of Reality is coming to the Capital Region! From 6 pm November 20 to 6 pm November 21, Climate Reality leaders all over the world will bring climate change hope to the public. CapSci is joining Climate Reality to help publicize these talks, and CapSci co-founder Sarah Berke will be giving a talk entitled Climate Change & Hope in NY’s Capital Region as part of the event (11/21, 5:30pm, Siena College Key Auditorium). Here's…

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Science on Tap – The Deadly Speed And Precision of Dragonfly Flight

November 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Van Dyke, 237 Union St
Schenectady, NY 12305 United States
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Dr. Rob Olberg (Union College) will discuss his work on the neurobiology of dragonfly behavior. More details coming soon -- stay tuned! This will be the first Science on Tap at our NEW home in Schenectady, the Van Dyck Lounge! We are hugely excited about this partnership. This is also the last Science on Tap of 2019, wrapping up our 3rd year of bringing great science talks to the public here in the Capital Region. We are deeply grateful to…

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January 2020

Poetry in Science Reading Series

January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Nine Pin Cider, 929 Broadway
Albany, NY 12207 US
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Capital Region poets will read selections of their works that have been inspired by the sciences. Dr. Kate Gillespie will share her and selected scientist’s poetic words. Enjoy the analytical to the creative side of STEAM! Readers: Sally Rhoades Mark O’Brian Thomas Corrado

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Science on Tap Jan 28 2020

January 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brown’s Brewing Company, 417 River St
Troy, NY 12180 US
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Science on Tap with Dr. Michael Jarcho, Siena College The topic will be the psychology of social stress, stay tuned for more details!

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February 2020

Climate Solutions Series: Making Green Energy the Default

February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
C.H. Evans Brewing Albany Pump Station, 19 Quackenbush Sq
Albany, NY 12207 US
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Science on Tap is excited to introduce a special new series devoted to Climate Solutions! On Feb 25, we'll learn about new initiatives to expand renewable energy in the Capital Region: Community Choice Aggregations (CCA's). CCA's allow communities to form collective bargaining units for purchasing energy. This leverage brings down the price of green energy, making it a competitive alternative to fossil fuels. Many Capital Region communities have formed CCA's or are considering it. So come learn about why this…

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