Sydney tonight! Biodiversity in the Pub – win $260 in prizes and be on TV

Dear ASCers

If you’re in Sydney tonight, be sure not to miss the first Club Cosmos event, “What Have Animals Ever Done For Us?”

A science in the pub style event, it will be recorded for podcast and vodcast on the COSMOS and RiAus sites later this year. Not only will you have a lot of fun, you can win $260 worth of prizes!

*WHEN: *7pm to 9pm tonight (Sept 22) *WHERE: *Top floor, Harlequin Inn, 152-156 Harris Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009

*SUMMARY:* “What Have Animals Ever Done For Us?”

Do we really need animals? What’s all this biodiversity stuff anyway? To celebrate the International Year of Biodiversity, we’re getting together a microbiologist, an ecologist and an insect-loving entomologist to discuss – over a few beers and peanuts – why would should care about biodiversity at all. Chaired by Wilson da Silva, editor of COSMOS, it promises to be a night of fun, stimulating discussion, a few laughs, door prizes plus real science with a beer chaser. Panelists are: insect-plant relations specialist, Dieter Hochuli; entomology senior lecturer, Sarah Mansfield; and microbe champion, Brendan Burns.

*PRIZES*

– 1x 12-month subscription to COSMOS, worth $55 – 1x DVD of the film *Push* starring Chris Evans and Dakota Fanning ($35.95) – 2x COSMOS backpacks ($29.95 ea) – 2x books: *The Canon: The Beautiful Basics of Scienc*e by Natalie Angier ($27.95 ea) – 2x COSMOS T-shirts ($25 ea) – 1x COSMOS cap ($17) – 1x COSMOS mug ($14)

Register at http://clubcosmos.eventbrite.com/

Brought to you by COSMOS and the Royal Institution of Australia, in association with Science in the City. This event is made possible by a grant from the Council of Australasian Museum Directors with funding from the Science Connections Program of the Federal Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research.

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