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think + drink (science)

On the second Wednesday of each month, from 7 to 9 p.m., we transform the Bishop Planetarium into a forum for discussions at think + drink (science), a place where you can grab a beer or a glass of wine (or a soft drink) and learn about cutting-edge science in a relaxed, informal setting. Typically our "expert du jour" gives a short presentation on the topic of the month, and then opens the floor for questions and discussion. Drinks and bar snacks available for purchase. Feel free to bring food.

ADMISSION:
Museum Members - $2
Non-Members - $4

Paid reservations required; please RSVP below or call 941-746-4131, ext. 13 
Please arrive promptly: 
Pre-purchased program seats will be held until 5 minutes prior to program start time ONLY, at which time they may be released for re-sale (no refunds or exchanges will be given after the start of the program).


(Please notethink + drink (science) prices will be increasing to $3 for members, $5 for non-members in 2015 in order to continue to allow us to provide the highest quality of programming to our guest. Thank you.)


Sponsors:



Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.


Upcoming think + drink (science) Cafes

think + drink (science)

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 7:00 PM

Exploring the Red Planet 

with Jeff Rodgers

Mars is a pretty desolate place. Life, if it ever existed on the red planet, would have had a tough go of it. So, why are fictional Martians so reliably depicted as an intelligent, technologically advanced species? The concept of the technologically superior Martian has its roots in American astronomy at the turn of the 20th century. We’ll take a look back at Percival Lowell’s “discovery” of Martians over one hundred years ago, and talk about what science has had to say about Martian life since then.

think + drink (science) is $3 for members, $5 for non-members.

Click here to Purchase Tickets

Seating is limited. Please print electronic ticket and present upon arrival. Pre-purchased program seats will be held until 5 minutes prior to program start time ONLY, at which time they may be released for re-sale.

This program is presented in partnership with the Manatee County Central Library's Pushing the Limits science book club. 

Join the discussion of The Martian by Andrew Weir on Monday, January 12 from 6-9pm. 

 

think + drink (science)

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 7:00 PM

Love is Complicated: The Neuroscience and Evolutionary Psychology of Sexual Attraction 

with Dr. Alan Grdinal 

Human survival is dependent upon romantic attraction, reproductive motivation and nurturing instincts. With this in mind, the discussion will focus on the biological processes and social behaviors that promote our successful adaptation. Dr. Grindal is currently a neurological consultant to the Memory Disorder Clinic at Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Clinical Assistant Professor at Florida State University.

think + drink (science) is $3 for members, $5 for non-members.

Click here to Purchase Tickets

Seating is limited. Please print electronic ticket and present upon arrival. Pre-purchased program seats will be held until 5 minutes prior to program start time ONLY, at which time they may be released for re-sale.


think + drink (science)

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 7:00 PM

Man and Manatee Symbiosis 

with Marilyn Margold, Director of Living Collections 

Over the years human attitudes have changed regarding the environment, particularly toward manatees and endangered species. We have cycled through the three types of symbiotic relationships – parasitism, commensalism and mutualism. Where are we today and how does that reflect on tomorrow. 

think + drink (science) is $3 for members, $5 for non-members.

Click here to Purchase Tickets

Seating is limited. Please print electronic ticket and present upon arrival. Pre-purchased program seats will be held until 5 minutes prior to program start time ONLY, at which time they may be released for re-sale.