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Café Scientifique: The Dazzling Dr. Spilhaus

September 20, 2016
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake St.
Minneapolis, MN

Tickets $5-$12, available online or at the door
7 pm (doors at 6 pm)

Join Minnesota Sea Grant at this happy hour forum for science and culture. Science writer Sharon Moen will talk about Dr. Athelstan Spilhaus, dean of the Institute of Technology (now College of Science & Engineering) at the University of Minnesota, founder of the National Sea Grant program, inventor of the skyway system and bathythermograph (drawings of which grace the Scholars Walk at the U), and author of the "Our New Age" comic strip that ran weekly for 15 years in newspapers around the world to delight and inspire 5 million readers with a focus on science. Moen, author of "With Tomorrow in Mind: How Athelstan Spilhaus Turned America Toward the Future", will regale the audience with stories of Spilhaus' many contributions to science, policy and even public art.

The Bell Museum of Natural History offers cafés, including this one, to provide a unique experience for adults to explore the world from distinct and surprising viewpoints—drawing connections between scientific research, culture, environment and everyday life. Enjoy lively talks on a variety of topics led by guest speakers from the University of Minnesota and beyond along with the atmosphere of the Bryant Lake Bowl theater in Minneapolis.

For more information, visit www.bellmuseum.umn.edu/programs-events/cafe-scientifique.


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