The first Wednesday of every month, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center invites the public to the free Carolina Science Café, its science awareness program. Designed for adults, this program explores the science topics making national and international headlines and offers the chance to meet the experts behind the headlines.
You don’t need to register…just show up!
Each Carolina Science Cafe features an expert presentation and informal discussion. These programs are held at Top of the Hill restaurant‘s “Back Bar,” which offers a relaxed environment to explore fascinating science topics. Beverages are available from Top of the Hill’s menu, and free appetizers – while they last – are provided by Sigma Xi.
100 East Franklin Street.
Communication in Social Media Age
Wednesday, December 5th, 2018
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Is 140 characters enough to clearly communicate difficult topics like space exploration, antibiotic resistance, and brain development? Can scientists use social media to connect with a larger audience, or is spending time talking about #science on platforms from Facebook to Instagram just a waste of time? We will examine what it means when researchers around the world take to the internet to talk with the public. Join us for a discussion about how these efforts compare to more traditional outlets, like print media and in-person meetings.
Back Bar at Top of the Hill Restaurant
Downtown Chapel Hill
Free appetizers while supplies last courtesy of our sponsor, the UNC-CH Chapter of Sigma Xi
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Chapel Hill, NC 27514