Chandler Science Café, “NASA’s Asteroid Initiative: Go or No Go?” February 4, 2015

Please join us Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 7 pm, Gangplank, 260 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler, AZ 85224, for the Chandler Science Café at Hack Night, “NASA’s Asteroid Initiative: Go or No Go?”

NASA’s Asteroid Initiative seeks to combine Near Earth Object collision mitigation, commercial exploitation of asteroids and the development of Earth-to-Mars technology in one initiative. Are we biting off more than we can chew?

 

Our discussion will be led by Garrick Williams, Young Professionals chair for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) as well as the External Chair for the Orbital Early Career Network (OECN) at Orbital Sciences in Chandler. “We may drift a bit to talk about the overall roadmap for the SLS/commercial crew/later beyond earth orbit proposals,” said Williams. Other guests include representatives from National Space Society.

Science Cafés are live—and lively—events that take place in casual settings, are open to everyone, and feature an engaging conversation with a scientist about a particular topic. Chandler Science Cafe, first Wednesday of the month, is presented in association with the Arizona SciTech Festival, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Orbital Early Career Network and Gangplank Labs Initiative.

Free, open to the public, light refreshments, all welcome.

Chandler Science Cafe: Second Annual Science Pub Quiz, December 3, 2014

 

Please join us Wednesday, December 3, 2013, 7 pm, at Gangplank, 260 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler, for Chandler Science Cafe at Hack Night, Second Annual Science Pub Quiz. Do you watch Nova? Listen to Science Friday? Our hour-long quiz will be about the 2014 Ig Nobel Awards. Study up on this year’s Ig Nobel Prizes which “honor achievements that make people laugh, and then think” here. 

Take a look at last year’s quiz:

Bring your friends, neighbors and fellow science enthusiasts to compete for prizes in our year-end science trivia contest!

 

Our traditional Science Pub Quiz trophy, a cheap plastic dinosaur, could be yours! Other prizes, too.

Chandler #ScienceCafe Science Pub Quiz trivia contest @gpchandler 12/3 7pm.

Chandler Science Café, Good Health is Possible at Any Size, November 5, 2014

Please join us Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 7 PM, Gangplank, 260 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler, AZ 85224, for the Chandler Science Café at Hack Night, “Good Health is Possible at Any Size,” featuring Siddhartha Angadi, PhD,, Assistant Professor, School of Nutrition and Health Promotion, Arizona State University. Dr. Angadi is a physiologist who studies the effects of diet and exercise on cardiovascular function in health and disease.

Siddhartha Angadi

Siddhartha Angadi

“The interesting thing is that when one evaluates metabolic health, it is often at odds with a person’s appearance,” Dr. Angadi said about his research. “For instance, almost 48 percent of obese individuals and 63 percent of overweight individuals are considered metabolically healthy. Whereas, 25 percent of normal weight individuals are metabolically unhealthy.”

“It is important to keep in mind that the cardiometabolic benefits of exercise and healthy eating occur independently of weight loss,” he said. “Good health is possible at any size.”

Science Cafés are live—and lively—events that take place in casual settings, are open to everyone, and feature an engaging conversation with a scientist about a particular topic. Chandler Science Cafe, first Wednesday of the month, is presented in association with the Arizona SciTech Festival and Gangplank Labs Initiative.

Free, open to the public, all welcome.

Chandler Science Cafe Resumes Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 7 PM, Gangplank: Neuroscience–Studying the Edge of Brain & Body

Please join us Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 7pm, Gangplank, 260 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler, AZ 85224, when Chandler Science Café at Hack Night returns from summer hiatus with Neuroscience–Studying the Edge of Brain & Body featuring researchers from Arizona State University’s Neural Control of Movement Lab.

October Chandler Science Cafe guests are Patrick McGurrin and Josh Klein.

Patrick McGurrin

Patrick McGurrin

Patrick McGurrin uses Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to study brain regions involved in voluntary control of the hand. He is interested in discovering how the brain allows us to perform activities of daily living, such as self-feeding and buttoning-unbuttoning a shirt.

Josh Klein studies sensorimotor control. He is interested in studying proprioception, which is the ability of our body to track where our limbs are even when we can’t see them. His goal is to study proprioception when subjects perform reaching movements to better understand how this system works, and help to identify problems that occur with this system after a person suffers from a brain injury (e.g. stroke, traumatic brain injury).

Dr. Marco Santello and members of the Neural Control of Movement Laboratory

Dr. Marco Santello and members of the Neural Control of Movement Laboratory

Science Cafés are live—and lively—events that take place in casual settings, are open to everyone, and feature an engaging conversation with a scientist about a particular topic. Chandler Science Cafe, first Wednesday of the month, is presented in association with the Arizona SciTech Festival and Gangplank Labs Initiative.

Free, open to the public, all welcome.

Chandler Science Cafe, June 4, 2014, Exploring the Planets: A Scientific Journey to the Earth, the Moon & Mars

Please join us Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 7pm, Gangplank, 260 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler, for Chandler Science Café at Hack Night for “Exploring the Planets: A Scientific Journey to the Earth, the Moon & Mars,” with Mark Salvatore from ASU’s School of Earth & Space Exploration. Mark Salvatore is a geologist with an emphasis on the evolution of planetary surfaces from a morphological and geochemical perspective. His research has focused primarily on Antarctica and Mars.

Mark Salvatore, Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of Earth & Space Exploration, Arizona State University.

Science Cafés are live—and lively—events that take place in casual settings, are open to everyone, and feature an engaging conversation with a scientist about a particular topic. Chandler Science cafe is presented in association with the Arizona SciTech Festival.

Mark’s current work involves comparative planetology and terrestrial analogs: surface and geochemical evolution of hyper-arid and hypo-thermal environments on Earth (Antarctica) and Mars. Formerly an imagery lead with Desert Research and Technology Studies, NASA Johnson Space Center, Mark has also conducted research in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica.

Chandler Science Cafe, May 7, 2014, Diamonds From the Sky with Laurence Garvie

Please join us Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 7pm, Gangplank, for Chandler Science Café at Hack Night for the return of our guest Laurence Garvie, Center for Meteorite Studies, for a casual conversation about Arizona geology, meteorites and diamonds from space.

Science Cafés are live—and lively—events that take place in casual settings, are open to everyone, and feature an engaging conversation with a scientist about a particular topic. Chandler Science cafe is presented in association with the Arizona SciTech Festival.

Dr. Garvie, Research Professor and Collections Manager, Center for Meteorite Studies, Arizona State University, studies the physical and chemical processes that shaped our Solar System.

 

Chandler Science Cafe, Humans to Mars: When? How? Why?, April 2, 2014

Please join us Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 7pm at Gangplank, 260 S Arizona Ave., Chandler, for a conversation with Michael Mackowski, Senior Engineer, Orbital Sciences Corporation,” Mars: When? How? Why?”

Mike is President of The National Space Society of Phoenix, dedicated to promoting human spaceflight, space tourism and space settlement.

Science Cafes are casual settings to ask a local scientist, researcher or engineer about their work and field of study.

Chandler Science Cafe is every first Wednesday of the month.

Chandler Science Cafe: Memory Lab, March 5, 2014

imagesPlease join us Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 7pm at Gangplank, 260 S Arizona Ave., Chandler, for a conversation with Arizona State University Neuroscience of Memory and Aging Lab graduate student researcher Stephanie Koebele.

Stephanie’s research interests include memory acquisition and maintenance,

Science Cafes are casual settings to ask a local scientist, researcher or engineer about their work and field of study. Exercise your brain & ask Stephanie!

Chandler Science Cafe is every first Wednesday of the month.

Orbital Sciences at Chandler’s Sunset Library, February 15, 2014

How one company with a long history in Chandler continues to reach for the stars is the topic of the next Our Stories guest speaker presentation from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, February 15 at the Sunset Library, 4930 W. Ray Road. The free event will celebrate science, invention and technology in advance of the Chandler Science Spectacular, Feb. 20-22, 2014.

The design, manufacture and test of Antares occurs at Orbital locations in Dulles, VA and Chandler, AZ.

Orbital Sciences Corporation has a 50-year history in the East Valley, including a large presence in south Chandler. Mark Ogren, Orbital’s Vice President of Business Development, will talk about the unique work performed by more than 1,500 employees at the company’s Launch Systems Group. The group, located on Price Road south of Queen Creek Road, launches missiles and rockets from launch sites around the world. Ogren will talk about how Orbital designs and builds launch vehicles for missile defense interceptors, target missiles, experimental testbeds and satellite launches, including its newest rocket which services the international space station.

Our Stories is hosted by the Chandler Museum, Chandler Historical Society and the Chandler Public Library. The March 15 Our Stories session will include a presentation on Arizona’s baseball history, Arizona music history will be featured in April, and the May topic will be the history of the Ocotillo area of south Chandler. For more information on these and other Museum events, call 480-782-2751 or visit www.chandleraz.gov/museum.

Details on the Chandler Science Spectacular are at www.chandleraz.gov/science.

Chandler Science Cafe: Science Pub Quiz, December 4, 2013

Please join us Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 7 pm, Gangplank, 260 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler, for Chandler Science Cafe at Hack Night, Science Pub Quiz.

Do you watch Nova? Listen to Science Friday? Bring your friends, neighbors and fellow science enthusiasts to compete for prizes in our year-end science trivia contest!

Chandler #ScienceCafe Science Pub Quiz trivia contest @gpchandler 12/4 7pm.

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