Our Science Matters series is up and running! Read more about upcoming events in this popular Science Café model.
Science of Star Wars
Saturday, March 23, 11 a.m. at Chandler Sunset Library
The original Star Wars movies set the stage for many fictional technologies that are now a part of our daily lives – ranging from space stations, to powerful energy weapons, to intelligent robotics, to human prosthetics. University of Arizona Physicist Wolfgang Fink will paint a landscape of where we stand currently and where we might be going in the (not so) distant future.
Do your kids love Star Wars, too? Register them for our Star Wars-themed escape room: for ages 6-11 on May 4, 10:30 a.m. at Basha Library. May the Fourth be with you!
Mo’ Plastics, Mo’ Problems
Wednesday, April 24, 6:30 p.m. at Chandler Sunset Library
Biologist Charlie Rolsky shares his passion for keeping the oceans clean and seafood edible. Learn about the real threat of seafood becoming extinct in years to come. Rolsky will share his thoughts and insight into the plastic pollution epidemic, specifically in the world’s oceans; how plastics got there, how they behave in the environment, and what we can do as a society to prevent it.
Can the Zombie Apocalypse Really Happen?
Tuesday, May 7, 6:30 p.m. at Chandler Downtown Library
Bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites are all around us – most are harmless or even beneficial. But occasionally these microbes become pathogens and wage infectious disease battles on other living creatures. Often times these diseases look like colds and flus, but sometimes it looks exactly like a zombie apocalypse. Join Epidemiologist Dave Engelthaler for this intriguing discussion.
Science Matters@CPL follows the popular Science Café model of lectures that creates a dynamic, two-way interaction between a scientist and the public. The purpose of the series is to reveal the direct connections of science in our everyday lives, while inspiring wonder and a greater understanding of the world and space around us.