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.
Each is from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- November 6th, 2019
- December 4th, 2019: Adolescent Mental Health Outcomes and Policy Implications
On December 4, join FPG Faculty Fellow Gabriela Stein and FPG Investigator Sherika Hill at December’s Science Café for the next presentation of the series, “Adolescent Mental Health Outcomes and Policy Implications.”
- February 5th, 2020: CBD, a therapeutic cure-all?
CBD, an extract from the cannabis or marijuana plant, is gaining increasing attention given its potential medicinal benefits. Once known as a “hippie’s disappointment,” CBD has now been labeled as a therapeutic “cure-all”. The current popularity of CBD has outpaced the science behind its use. What’s real? What’s bogus? How much do we know about CBD? Join us as we try to separate the science from the hype by looking at the most recent research finding by a team here at UNC.
- March 4th, 2020: Stories from a Science Reporter
UNC-TV’s Frank Graff will share the highs and lows from his adventures traveling the state to cover science for public television.
- April 1st, 2020
- May 6th, 2020
- June 3rd, 2020
More informal learning events in the Triangle
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Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Friday, March 6, 2020
Friday, March 13, 2020
Chapel Hill, NC 27514