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.
More than four centuries have passed since the beginning of the “Scientific Revolution”, and names like Copernicus, Galileo, and Newton have rooted themselves into history as the fathers of contemporary science. Although their contributions to our understanding of the universe are undeniable, it was a group of Islamic scientists nearly 500 years prior that set the stage for a reexamination of the physical world.
Derek Demeter, director of the Seminole State College Planetarium, presents a history of science that showcases the progressive and dynamic nature of these Islamic scholars and the ideas they espoused: heliocentrism, optics, and natural selection to name but a few. Although they may today be “the forgotten scientists”, it is their research that serves as the foundation for our understanding of science today.
|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|