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Suds & Science

An Evening of Thinking and Drinking

Suds & Science
Suds & Science
Suds & Science at  Callahan’s Pub & Brewery
Suds & Science at Callahan’s Pub & Brewery

It’s not a scientific mystery that learning is more fun when you’re drinking with friends and colleagues. And thus, the idea for Suds & Science was born: monthly events that bring scientists face-to-face with the general public in a neighborhood bar. The evening begins with a short fun-yet-informative presentation, which kicks off an extended discussion between the scientist and the audience—all while the audience drinks along. You can learn about everything from the science of beer to superhero physics to the genius of genomes. All of that for the price of a beverage! Suds & Science puts the fun and spirit(s) back into science.


May 2016:

Suds & Science—Northern Lights: A Magic Experience

Date & Time: May 23, 6:30 to approx. 8:30 p.m.

Location: Wavelength Brewing, 236 Main Street, Vista, CA 92084

Cost: $5

For thousands of years people have marveled at the aurora borealis, or northern lights, a spectacular display of color and light in the night sky of the far northern hemisphere. Norwegian scientist Kristian Birkeland, (1867–1917) was the first to theorize that particles from solar wind were sparking the northern lights, but the details of the phenomenon are still not fully understood.


Join us as Norwegian solar physicist, Dr. Pal Brekke, shares this amazing spectacle in a special screening of his documentary, The Northern Lights: A Magic Experience. Following the screening, Dr. Brekke will share more of the science behind the aurora borealis, stories from his experiences in the field and insights into the production of the documentary. DVDs of The Northern Lights: A Magic Experience will be available for purchase and Dr. Brekke will be available after the talk to autograph your personal copy.






A trailer for the movie can be found here: https://vimeo.com/87472898






About Pal Brekke:

Pål Brekke is currently a Senior Advisor at the Norwegian Space Centre. In 1999 he joined the European Space Agency (ESA) as the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) Deputy Project Scientist and was stationed at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. At NASA, he was the lead scientist for outreach and media activities and was instrumental in making SOHO a well-known mission by disseminating images and science results worldwide.

Dr. Brekke is also an author of several popular science books, including Our Explosive Sun and Northern Lights—a Guide. 





Join us May 23–25 for the 2016 Pint of Science International Festival!


3 Nights, 9 fascinating talks in 4 neighborhood bars!


Just as last year, Pint of Science has put together a fantastic line up of topics and speakers from the local science community. See the schedule below! 


To see more details about each of the events and to register, please visit the Pint of Science website directly.



Monday, May 23, 7–9 p.m.

Thorn Street Brewing: Picnic by the Beach: Beer, Cheese and the Ocean

La Jolla Brewing Company: Hitting the Sweet Spot in San Diego

57 Degrees: Mysteries of the Universe: From Dust to Darth Vader


Tuesday, May 24, 7–9 p.m.

Thorn Street Brewing: Technology in Our Automated Age

La Jolla Brewing Company: Our Body Our Society

57 Degrees: Memory: From Molecules to Minds


Wednesday, May 25, 7–9 p.m.

Uptown Tavern: Where Are We Headed, Our Brains and the Future

La Jolla Brewing Company: Back to the Beginning: Sperm and Stem Cells

57 Degrees: Degrees of Change: Impact on Oceans and Diseases




June 2016:

Suds & Science—Autism Spectrum Disorder

Date & Time: June 6, 6:30 to approx. 8 p.m.

Location: The Rose Wine Bar, 2219 30th Street, San Diego CA, 92104

Cost: $5

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental condition with a broad range of behavioral and cognitive symptoms. Studies suggest that teens and adults affected by autism have different connection patterns between the various regions of the brain that process information. Recently some researchers have looked to younger groups, including infants and toddlers, to determine how the earliest states of brain development take a different course in individuals affected by ASD. Join the Fleet and Dr. Michael Datko from UCSD, as we take a closer look at some recent findings about ASD.