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August 2019

Will there be (human) life on Mars?

August 26 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Road
Glasgow, G2 7DA United Kingdom
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Free
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In this talk, we will take a look at the science behind films like "The Martian” - in particular, the contingency planning that has been done for long duration space missions between NASA and ESA. This relies on work from the Apollo missions but also draws on wider sources from science fiction and C16 voyages; it will also describe more recent issues that arise when commercial organisations such as SpaceX take the lead in human exploration of the cosmos. View…

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September 2019

Glasgow Skeptics visit Café Scientifique: Pulsars, Prizes and Physics

September 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Waterstones Sauchiehall Street, 163-157 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3EW United Kingdom
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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: Pulsars, Prizes and Physics For more information about Café Scientifique:Visit their website: http://www.gla.ac.uk/events/cafescientifique/ The talk is free - although they do ask for donationsAccessibility: The talk is on the top floor of the store. There is a lift available for those unable to use the stairs.

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Chernobyl, Fukushima and Nuclear Energy

September 9 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
The Admiral Bar, 72a Waterloo Road
Glasgow, Scotland G2 7DA United Kingdom
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HBO's mini-series Chernobyl recently became the highest rated TV show ever on IMDb, bringing new-found attention and insight into the disaster. But, did they accurately depict the facts, and particularly the after-effects? The Fukushima disaster is also hitting the headlines again now with talk of space for storing radioactive water running out by 2022. In this talk we will take a look at both the Chernobyl and Fukushima disasters - and Nuclear energy in general. Let's see how bad (or…

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PubhD: Three Researchers and a Flipchart

September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Waterstones Sauchiehall Street, 163-157 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3EW United Kingdom
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Brought to you in association with PubhD Glasgow The format is nice and simple: 1: Three researchers will each have 10 minutes to talk about their subject area to an interested audience in a pub 2: There will be up to 20 minutes of (friendly!) Q&A per speaker. 3: Each speaker gets at least one pint (or other drink of their choice). A whiteboard/flip chart and coloured pens will be provided. This is a free event and no tickets are…

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