Cafe Scientifique Orlando is a gathering of scientifically-inclined people in Central Florida, who meet at a cafe, coffee house, pub, or nonacademic location to discuss events and ideas in the world of science. We enjoy beer and wine, and we use plain language to talk about extraordinary ideas.

Demeter, Derek
Wednesday, 7 January 2009 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Stardust Video and Coffee
1842 E Winter Park Rd.
Postal Code:
United States

In the year 2009, we intend to follow monthly themes suggested by the Coalition on Public Understanding of Science. First up: About science itself.

Join Seminole Community College Planetarium Director Derek Demeter as we explore the evolution of science from the times of Ptolemy to the modern science we know today. We will begin our journey in ancient Greece, where the first scientists sought out observational truth about the natural world they lived in. We then venture into the Middle East during the middle ages, where experimental science began to develop. Following, we emerge to the time of Galileo where observation and experimentation takes its final form in what we now know as modern science. We end our journey in modern times to see what science has in store for the future.

Past Café Scientifique Events

Race to the Moon 18 November, 2014 - 18:30 downtown library
Good Bacteria 9 September, 2014 - 18:30 downtown library
Marine Ecosystems 8 August, 2014 - 18:30 downtown library
Solar System 7 July, 2014 - 18:30 downtown library
Robotics 6 June, 2014 - 18:30 downtown library
Cloud Computing 13 May, 2014 - 18:30 downtown library
Nanoscience 8 April, 2014 - 18:30 downtown library
Fire Ants 11 March, 2014 - 18:30 downtown library
Food Preservation 5 March, 2014 - 19:00 Eden Bar at...
Marine Mammals 11 February, 2014 - 18:30 downtown library
Bees 14 January, 2014 - 18:30 downtown library
Frankenfood 10 December, 2013 - 18:30 downtown library

Topics We'd Love to See

What are some topics you’d like to have? Tell us in your comments below. See our full schedule to know what we’ve had and plan to have, before adding something new.

Additionally, if you are a scientific expert interested in presenting a topic, please email us.