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October 2016

Second Saturday Science Lab @ The Library

October 8, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Unnamed Venue,
200 West Park Avenue
Tallahassee, United States
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October 8, 2016, 2:00 - 3:30 pm Gas Sylvestre: Introducing Carbon Dioxide Presentation by Anthony J. Duben, retired professor of Chemistry; former Dean of Sciences and Mathematics, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas Hands on activities and Lectures For Middle and High School Students Main Library Program Room A 200 West Park Avenue, Tallahassee, FL 850.606.2708

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Gold Medal Award & Membership Social

October 12, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Challenger Learning Center,
200 South Duval Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301 United States
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Each fall, the Society invites members to attend a free get-together that features catered food and a cash bar social hour that serves as a prelude to the presentation by the Society’s Gold Medal Honoree.  This award, established in 2004, is annually bestowed by the Society on a scientist or scholar selected from the Tallahassee community whose career achievements in science or science education and outreach are deemed exemplary.

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November 2016

2016 Lannutti Lecture Series – “Hubble Space Telescope: Piecing Together the Universe”

November 2, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
College of Medicine auditorium,
1115 W Call Street
Tallahassee, FL 32304 United States
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This year’s presenter is Dr. Robert Williams, who is Astronomer Emeritus at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Williams’ research specialties are nebulae, novae, and emission–line spectroscopy and analysis.  He is a strong advocate for science education and outreach.  He has lectured around the world on recent discoveries from the Hubble Telescope and other forefront facilities on the ground and in space. His public Lecture will be November 2nd at 7:00 pm in the College of Medicine…

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2016 Lannutti Lecture Series – “The Hubble Deep Field and its Legacy”

November 3, 2016 @ 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Undergraduate Physics Laboratory,
77 Chieftan Way
Tallahassee, FL 32306 United States
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This year’s presenter is Dr. Robert Williams, who is Astronomer Emeritus at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Williams’ research specialties are nebulae, novae, and emission–line spectroscopy and analysis.  He is a strong advocate for science education and outreach.  He has lectured around the world on recent discoveries from the Hubble Telescope and other forefront facilities on the ground and in space. The Physics Department Colloquium will be November 3rd at 3:45 PM (with free refreshments starting…

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February 2017
$15

Diamonds in the Rough, Natural History of the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake

February 23 @ 7:00 pm
Challenger Learning Center,
200 South Duval Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301 United States

Bruce Means is a biologist at Tallahassee’s own Coastal Plains Institute and Land Conservancy and leading authority on the natural history of the eastern diamondback rattlesnake. He has published 10 books and 280 scientific research papers, contract reports, and popular articles in Natural History, National Geographic, International Wildlife, National Wildlife, BBC Wildlife, South American Explorer and other natural history magazines. Presenter in numerous documentary films for National Geographic Explorer, BBC Television, and PBS, he celebrates North America’s iconic eastern diamondback…

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MagLab Open House

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
National High Magnetic Field Lab,
1800 E. Paul Dirac Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32310 United States
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Every February, the Magnet Lab invites the public to spend the day at this world-class research laboratory, and every February, they come by the thousands.

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March 2017
$15

Let it Rain and Snow: Global Precipitation Measurement for Science and Society

March 23 @ 7:00 pm
Challenger Learning Center,
200 South Duval Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301 United States

Gail Skofronick-Jackson is the NASA Project Scientist for the Global Precipitation Measurement satellite that allows for rain and snow estimates every 30 minutes. Knowing where, when and how precipitation falls is crucial for understanding the linkages between the Earth’s water and energy cycles and is vital for monitoring precipitation induced hazards such as floods, landslides, and hurricanes. Dr. Skofronick-Jackson has devoted more than 25 years to precipitation science with a focus on falling snow investigations.

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April 2017

FAMU STEM Day

April 8 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
FAMU Grand Ballroom,
1925 S Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Tallahassee, FL 32307 United States
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STEM Day is an outreach activity for 6th -12th grade students, designed to increase their interest in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, and to highlight the various STEM activities taking place on FAMU’s campus. The event’s theme is “Harness The Power: Get AMPed Up.” Students will unlock the mysteries of science with hands-on problem-solving experiments in STEM disciplines.

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$15

Middens, Mounds, and Mortuary Cults: The Archaeology of the Byrd Hammock Site

April 27 @ 7:00 pm
Challenger Learning Center,
200 South Duval Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301 United States

Jeffrey Shanks is an archaeologist with the National Park Service and field director for the recent archaeological excavations at the Byrd Hammock Site in Wakulla County. Jeffrey is an expert on the Woodland Period archaeology of North Florida and has authored and co-authored a number of articles and papers on the subject, including a chapter in the recent book New Histories of Pre-Columbian Florida. Jeffrey and his colleagues were awarded the 2016 Outstanding Achievement in Archaeology from the Florida Trust…

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May 2017
$15

Sea Level Rise and Climate Change

May 17 @ 7:00 pm
Challenger Learning Center,
200 South Duval Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301 United States

Dr. Don Chambers is an Associate Professor of Marine Science at the University of South Florida who specializes in using satellite observations such as radar altimetry and satellite gravimetry to better understand ocean dynamics. His primary research focus is quantifying and understanding sea level variability, especially trying to separate natural climate variability from anthropogenic climate change. He studies all the dynamical processes that cause sea level change, including ocean circulation, ocean heat storage, ocean mass redistribution, and influx of fresh…

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