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.
– 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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