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July 2019

Happy Birthday Tranquility Base

July 22 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street
Glasgow, G2 7DA United Kingdom
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Only 24 humans have ever gone to the Moon. Only twelve of those have walked on the surface of our nearest neighbour. One brought some tartan along for the ride. Journey with a space-race geek who never got to see a Saturn V fly and still won't forgive himself for missing a Space Shuttle launch. How did we do it? Why did we do it? What the heck does "SCE to AUX" mean?. About the Speaker: Alastair completed his astronomy…

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Cylinder or prism: Shaping the future of lithium ion batteries for electric vehicles

July 29 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
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Unlike other manufacturers Tesla does not use large battery cells but small, cylindrical tiny cells that look like AA batteries. Why is it so? While the price was a major factor for the adoption of cylindrical battery by Tesla, the unexpected advantage proved to be the life of the battery. This gave Tesla the edge over the rest of the world that decided to adopt prism batteries. Prismatic batteries are believed to be safer and easier to integrate within electric…

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August 2019

Glasgow Skeptics visit Cafe Scientifique: Perceptions of Cancer

August 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Waterstones Sauchiehall Street, 163-157 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3EW United Kingdom
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Cafe Sci - Perceptions of Cancer

So we don't have an official Glasgow Skeptics event on this date ... but our friends over in Cafe Scientifique have got something to tickle your fancy instead. The topic this month: Perceptions of Cancer View on Facebook View on Meetup Dr Sara Macdonald is a primary care based medical sociologist in the Institute of Health & Wellbeing at the University of Glasgow. Sara’s research focuses on the public understanding of cancer and cancer risk and considers sources of information…

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Life, the Universe and Elderberries

August 12 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Street
Glasgow, Scotland G2 7DA United Kingdom
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The universe is made of confusing things - some of which are very big and some of which are very small but, remarkably, everything can be explained via the contents of Einstein's fruitbowl. Honest. How heavy is the internet? What does space smell like? Why do rainbows have a colour that doesn't exist? Expect fantastic facts, titillating truths and extraordinary insights from former QI elf and award-winning comedy writer Stevyn Colgan. View event on Facebook View event on Meetup About…

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