What is Open Mic Science?
"Open Mic Science" invites the community to an evening at The Treehouse Café on Bainbridge Island to explore ideas in all aspects of science and technology in an informal, social setting. Talks are held the first Monday of every month at 8 PM. Enjoy pizza and beer, and stay abreast of current knowledge. Open Mic Science, A Bainbridge Science Café, is based on the principles of Cafe Scientifique and is committed to the public understanding of science.
Intellectual curiosity required.
No specific science knowledge needed.
All talks are Free
When: 8pm on the first Monday of the month
Where: The Treehouse Cafe
4569 Lynwood Center Road NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Latest News (11/9/2015)
DECEMBER PRESENTATION – DECEMBER 7, 8:00 PM
WHAT ICE SHEETS HATE: AND WHY YOU SHOULD CARE will be presented by Dr. Bob Bindschadler, a NASA Emeritus Scientist who has spent many years studying the ice sheets of the Antarctic, especially the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Thawing permafrost, thinning sea ice and retreating glaciers all signal changes that have become the “new normal” for the colder parts of our planet. These changes continue to affect the daily lives of arctic residents but now as the large ice sheets have also begun to lose ice rapidly, billions more people are being impacted through the acceleration of rising seas. While the ice sheets also provide the climatic history that shows that human activity is a primary driver of these modern changes, the rapidity of the changes has posed puzzles that scientists only recently solved. The answers to these puzzles will be described by the speaker, and demonstrated by the audience in an informative and entertaining presentation.