Honolulu Science Cafe Turns Six
The monthly “Honolulu Science Cafe“Â meetups enter their seventhÂ year this month, with Tuesday’s event featuringÂ Andy Kaufman the University of Hawaii researcher (not Andy Kaufman the late “eccentric American entertainer”). Kaufman isÂ going to be talking about the “Aloha of Plants,” exploring the power of plants in our everyday lives.
“Honolulu Science Cafe” has heldÂ more than 50 eventsÂ since 2009, featuringÂ a wide range of presenters. Last month’s speaker, in fact, was Rhett Butler (but not that Rhett Butler).Â The gatherings areÂ actually part of a worldwideÂ network of “Science Cafe” and “Cafe Scientifique” events.
“Honolulu Science Cafe is for people who enjoy talking about science with a glass or a fork in their hand,” the group’s website explains. “We are more flexible about the format of our meetings than some other groups… we do not ban Powerpoint, for example.”
Next week’s meetup will be held at J.J. Bistro in Kaimuki, which has welcomed the group for more than two years.Â Attendees are encouraged to buy a meal, snack, or drinkÂ from the restaurant (which is also “B.Y.O.B.”).
The eating and drinking will start at 6 p.m., with Kaufman’s presentation starting at 7 p.m.
To be added to the “Honolulu Science Cafe”Â notification list (or to suggest a speaker), contactÂ Gareth Wynn-Williams.Â And to learn more about the HSWA, tune in toÂ “Bytemarks Cafe” on Hawaii Public Radio on Wednesday at 5 p.m.!