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Carolina Science Cafe

Join us on the first Wednesday of every month for Carolina Science Cafe, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center's free, current 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.

Carolina Science Cafe is presented by the North Carolina Science Festival, which Morehead founded and produces. Curious about previous Carolina Science Cafe Programs? Check out our archive!

Schedule

CRISPR and Gene Editing

 

You may have heard strange stories of doctors creating designer babies thanks to something called CRISPR. What is fact and what is fiction? Join us on Wednesday, March 6 as UNC Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Steve Young discusses the realities and potential of new gene editing techniques like CRISPR.

About Steve: https://uncfertility.com/our-center/meet-our-team/steven-young-md-phd/

BackBar at Top of the Hill

Downtown Chapel Hill

 

Free appetizers while they last courtesy of the UNC-CH chapter of Sigma Xi.

Mar 6 2019 - 6:00pm

Harry Potter and the Genetics of Wizarding

Join us a BackBar in downtown Chapel Hill as biologist Eric Spana's deconstructs the laws of genetics that J.K. Rowling sets up in her blockbuster Harry Potter books. How can two Muggles give birth to a Wizard? Two wizards, to a Squib? We'll take genetics to a whole new Hogwartian level at this month's Carolina Science Cafe!
 
Note: This event takes place at a bar.
 
More about Eric: https://biology.duke.edu/people/eric-p-spana
 
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.
 
Carolina Science Cafe is presented by the North Carolina Science Festival, which Morehead founded and produces. Curious about previous Carolina Science Cafe Programs? Check out our archive!
Apr 3 2019 - 6:00pm