A typical night out on the town can be less than intellectually stimulating. If you crave cerebral conversation with your cocktails, join Bryant Lake Bowl once a month for Café Scientifique, described as a “happy hour exchange of ideas about science, environment, and popular culture featuring experts from a variety of fields on diverse and often provocative topics.”
Presented by the Bell Museum of Natural History and BLB Theatre, Café Scientifique is designed to educate and stimulate conversation on a variety of scientific phenomena in a casual atmosphere. This month’s topic? Between Earth and Sky: Indigenous Star Lessons from Turtle Island.
It’s easy to forget how amazingly beautiful the night sky is with the city’s light pollution muting the stars’ scintillation. And as you may remember from high school science class, the night sky appears differently across locales. As Minnesotans, we experience and understand the night sky in ways that differ from other sections of the globe. Dakota science educator Jim Rock and Bell Museum Planetarium Education and Outreach Coordinator Sally Brummel will enlighten attendees on how Minnesota natives see and understand the night by using the Bell Museum’s new ExploraDome program.
Café Scientifique hosts Between Earth and Sky: Indigenous Star Lessons from Turtle Island on Tuesday, January 17 at 7:00 pm (doors at 6:00 pm).
Tickets: $5-$12 (pay what you can)
Purchase tickets online at BrownPaperTickets.com or by calling (612) 825-8949
Next month’s (February’s) topic: Cosmic Catastrophes: Apocalypse When? Visit the Bryant Lake Bowl website for more information on upcoming Café Scientifique topics.
Bryant Lake Bowl
810 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Phone: (612) 825-3737