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Science and its related fields have an enormous impact on our lives and our future. Yet, for many of us, understanding their complexity, is a challenge. Hence, in the fall of 2016 AIL initiated a new program, “Science Pub”, to create an informal “conversation" on timely topics in the sciences with experts from a variety of fields. Open to the public and held in a social setting, it has proved very popular. Join us this fall in Galligan’s Pub at Lethbridge Lodge for the next series of “science Pubs”, another way to continue learning with AIL!

Each “Science Pub” will include a brief presentation at 6:00 p.m., followed by an informal Q & A session with presenters and participants alike. Folks can enjoy the social setting, food and drink (for purchase) and the company of fellow life-long learners interested in the sciences. Reservations, on a first-come-first-served basis, are required and can be made by contacting the AIL Event Registration Line, (603) 526-3434.

Four presentations are scheduled for this fallís Science Pub Series:

  • Thursday, September 16
  • Thursday, October 7
  • Thursday, November 11
  • Thursday, December 9

Speakers to be featured in this yearís series includes: Dr. Ryan Hickox and Dr. John Turco.

Dr. Ryan Hickox is an astrophysicist on the Dartmouth faculty and heads up the Black Holes and Galaxies Research Group which explores the origin and physical processes of supermassive black holes and other compact objects, and the cosmic evolution of black holes and galaxies. He will bring us up-to-date on the latest findings in astronomy and on black holes, in particular.

Dr. John Turco, an endocrinologist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC). In addition to his focus on adrenal, thyroid, pituitary disorder and osteoporosis, he has added transgender hormonal therapy to his practice. He will helps us understand gender fluidity.

Science Pub is open to the public, but due to space limitations, registration is required.

Reservations open up two weeks in advance each presentation.

Details for each presentation along with a reservation link are contained in Noteworthy News, AILís monthly e-newsletter. If you do not receive Noteworthy News, please contact the AIL Office at 603-526-3434 to be placed on the distribution list.