DCSWA Tour of National Aquarium & NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer
Sat., Sept. 13, 2014
8:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
with optional afternoon activities
DCSWAns will be treated to a private tour of NOAA’s research ship Okeanos Explorer while it is docked in Baltimore Harbor for a festival of tall ships and other aquatic vessels. We’ll also take this opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes tour of the Baltimore Aquarium and the chance to speak to researchers at both institutions.
And if you need more to get you out of bed on a Saturday, there’s a festival at the Inner Harbor that weekend to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the national anthem (http://www.sailbaltimore.org/events/star-spangled-spectacular/), complete with a Blue Angels flight show, a fireworks display, and free public tours of up to 30 vessels (including tall ships) that have sailed to Baltimore Harbor for the occasion.
A DC Science Cafe Event...
A Chemist’s View of Cultural Treasures
Painting involves an alchemy: transforming animal, vegetable or mineral substances into pigments to create images that inspire or delight. Join Barbara Berrie, a chemist at the National Gallery of Art, as she describes how instrumental analyses have been revealing painters as materials innovators as much as they are artists.
Monday, September 15, 2014, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, at Busboys and Poets, 5th and K St., NW, Washington, DC
Chemistry and art! Tell me more!
DCSWA Science Comedy Night #2 - November 7
A Higg's boson walks into a church. The preacher says, "Hey, we don't allow your kind in here." The boson replies, "How are you going to have mass?"
Think science can't get funnier than that? Wrong! DCSWA board member and comedienne extraordinaire Kasha Patel is cultivating an all-star list of science comedians who will be bringing out their best material just for you at DCSWA's 2nd ever comedy night.
Friday, November 7
Bier Baron Tavern, 1523 22nd St. NW, Washington, DC
Doors at 7:15 pm, show starts at 8:00 pm
Relive the memories of the highly successful first DCSWA comedy night (or see what you missed) on the DC Science Comedy facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DCsciencecomedy