The Science Scene

Thursday, July 27
Climate Change Research

"Climate Change Research." A talk by Georgia Tech's Kim Cobb, who is researching the mechanisms of global climate change, both natural and anthropogenic, by looking at tropical corals and cave stalagmites.  For this event, Cobb will focus on climate change impacts with a particular emphasis on Georgia. She will also provide concrete examples of climate action on individual, community and larger scales that reduce greenhouse gases while saving money. A Science Cafe event, at 6 pm in Atlanta Botanical Garden's Mershon Hall.

Saturday, July 29

"Solar Eclipse Primer." The Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project will help you prepare for the upcoming solar eclipse, while also offering free viewings through solar telescopes, free solar glasses and more. From 10 am to 2 pm, weather permitting, at the North Avenue entrance to Fourth Ward Park, across from Ponce City Market.

"Totality: The Wonder of Eclipses." Watch a documentary explaining what eclipses are, how and when they occur, and the wonderful sights they create. The screening begins at 2 pm at Fernbank Science Center.

"Photographing the 2017 Solar Eclipse." Members of the Georgia Nature Photographers Association will discuss the best equipment and techniques to photograph the upcoming eclipse. From 4 to 6 pm at Fernbank Science Center.

Friday to Sunday, August 4 to 5

"Doctors for Global Health General Assembly." An annual gathering focused on health and social justice. Keynote speakers are Cynthia Davis of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, and Bob Fullilove from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. At Agnes Scott College.

Thursday, August 10

"Applying Collaborative Big Data Science for Predictive Health." Part of the Think Big symposium series, this day-long event will feature cardiovascular health, predictive health data science and high performance clinical informatics. The keynote speaker is Gary Gibbons, director of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health. From 8 am to 5 pm at Rollins Schools of Public Health Auditorium.

Monday, August 21
Great American Eclipse

"Great American Eclipse." A total solar eclipse will cross the continental United States for the first time in nearly a century, and Atlanta will have 97 percent coverage of the sun during the mid-day event. Weather permitting, the Fernbank Science Center will set up solar filtered telescopes for safe viewing. The Fernbank planetarium will also host programs throughout the day. Emory faculty, students and staff who will be on campus are invited to view the event from the observation deck of the Math and Science Center from 1 to 4 pm, where three telescopes with solar filters will be set up, weather permitting.

Thursday, August 31

"Public Health Career Fair." Public health and healthcare organizations come together to network with promising Rollins students and alumni. The event includes talks, workshops and opportunities to mingle. From 10 am to 2 pm at the Emory Conference Center Hotel.

For more events, click on links to Emory calendars:

Center for Ethics
Center for Mind, Brain and Culture
Frontiers in Neuroscience Seminars 
Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Math and Computer Science
Rollins School of Public Health
School of Medicine: Medical Grand Rounds