Birmingham Science Cafe: Lessons Learned In Space
BIRMINGHAM SCIENCE CAFÉ: Lessons Learned in Space: An Astronaut's Perspective
Speaker: Dr. Larry DeLucas UAB, Director of the Center for Biophysical Sciences and Engineering
Date: October 9
Location: Hart and Soul Coffee Company -- 1014 OxmooorRoad Homewood, AL 35209
Time: 5:30 p.m. Science Trivia, 6:00 p.m. Dr. Larry DeLucas
A Science Café brings the general public face-to-face with scientists in the comfortable atmosphere of a neighborhood hang-out. Join other science geeks (or science novices) for an exciting presentation, lively discussion and a little science trivia. All Science Cafes are free to the public and no science background is required! During the Birmingham Science Café on October 9th the topic will be “Lessons Learned in Space: An Astronauts Perspective”.
Our presenter, Larry DeLucas is a man of many hats and one of those hats is an astronaut helmet. Dr. DeLucas flew as a payload specialist on space shuttle Columbia in 1992. Over a two-week period, he led his crew in conducting a wide variety of experiments relating to pinpointing and potentially blocking features of cellular proteins that are important in disease processes. He is now taking the lead in designing crystallography equipment that will be installed aboard the International Space Station. Dr. DeLucas will lead us in a discussion of what it takes to conduct scientific research in space; its challenges and opportunities.
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