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Café Scientifique is a place where anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology.

Come along and listen to our expert speak about a hot science topic in a relaxed setting. Previous Cafés have discussed topics such as 3D printing; the nutrient cycle; food safety, sustainability and supply; cells, life and billion year-old bacteria.

Café Scientifique is held on the following dates at the Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club, 90 Keith Allen Drive, Sulphur Point, Tauranga. There is a $5 entry charge with tea, coffee and light refreshments available from 6.30pm. Presentations begin at 7.00pm.

28th Oct 2014 6:30pm: Dame Anne Salmond in Royal Society Rutherford Lecture Series at Café Scientifique

Dame Anne Salmond is a New Zealand anthropologist and writer. She was crowned New Zealander of the Year in 2013 for her work on cultural history. Anne is a Distinguished…

7th Nov 2014 6:00pm: Allan Wilson Centre Lecture Tour 2014 visits Café with American evolutionary biologist Prof. Marlene Zuk

American evolutionary biologist and behavioural ecologist, Prof. Marlene Zuk, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour at the University of Minnesota. This is part of the Allan Wilson Centre lecture tour.…

24th Nov 2014 6:30pm: Cafe Scientifique: In search of new planets

Presented by Dr Grant Christie, astronomer at Stardome Observatory and Planetarium in Auckland. Dr Grant Christie is involved in MicroFUN (Microlensing Follow-up Network), an international planet searching project run by…

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