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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. 17. 
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).


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, October 08, 2014 7:00 PM

Liquid Health: The Gatorade Sports Science Institute Talks Hydration with Kortney Dalrymple 

World renown for our sandy beaches, vibrant arts community and of course, everyone's favorite manatee Snooty, there is yet another local feature to draw international attention to Bradenton. IMG Academy's athletic legacy has grown steadily over the years and in 2011 its partnership with the Gatorade Sports Science Institute really put them on the map. Join GSSI scientist Kortney Dalrymple  to learn more about the cutting edge scientific research happening at the satellite laboratory and their specific role at IMG. Science never tasted so good.

For more information about the Gatorade Sports Science Institute Click Here


think + drink (science) is $2 for members, $4 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, November 12, 2014 2:15 PM

The Evolving Universe with Jeff Rodgers

Join Jeff Rodgers, Director of the Bishop Planetarium, for a companion presentation to the Smithsonian’s Evolving Universe exhibition in the Museum’s East Gallery. Jeff will lead you from the Big Bang to the planets, stars and galaxies that populate our universe today, paying special attention to the role of modern telescopes in gathering information about the cosmos. 

think + drink (science) is $2 for members, $4 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, December 10, 2014 7:00 PM

What’s it’s Like to Work on the Space Shuttle: The Misadventures of a Space Cadet with Gregory Cecil

Here in Florida the iconic Space Shuttle image can be seen everywhere from license plates to coffee mugs and lives in the memory of those who watched historic launches from the shores of Coco Beach. But have you ever wondered at the engineering required to send such a craft into space? Well we have the man to answer all of your questions!  Gregory N. Cecil, M.A.S., a Florida State Certified Educator, Nationally Certified Aerospace Technician, and former Senior Aerocomposite Technician for the Space Shuttle Fleet entertains audiences of all ages with his experiences working in the Space Shuttle Program from a technician’s point of view.   Come learn what it was like to be involved in and to work in Human Space Flight program. 

think + drink (science) is $2 for members, $4 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.