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Birmingham SCI Cafe

Join other science geeks (and science novices) for an exciting presentation, lively discussion and a little science trivia at the Birmingham SCI Cafe, every third Tuesday at John’s City Diner in downtown Birmingham (112 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N). All SCI Cafes are free to the public and no science background is required. The fun begins at 6 pm with science trivia, then continues with the guest speaker at 6:30 pm.

We are excited to announce a new development in our series. Beginning in July, Birmingham Science Café (hosted by McWane Science Center) is merging with SCI Talks (hosted by the Civitan International Research Center at UAB). By combining our efforts, we hope to give scientifically curious people the opportunity to interact with scientists, researchers and enthusiast from diverse fields. We look forward to the opportunities that this new partnership will bring to the Birmingham community.

Upcoming Birmingham SCI Café Presentations

August 15: The All American Solar Eclipse
For the first time in a century, a total solar eclipse will be visible in the United States, and Birmingham is in a prime location, just a couple hours drive south of the totality. Learn more about the eclipse from Dr. Gene Byrd, professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

September 19: Sea Turtles
Fresh off a research trip in Australia, researcher and UAB grad student Elizabeth Bevan shares her work in tracking sea turtles and their mating habits… observing them from the air using drone technology.


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