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Science On Tap: Education Over Beer In A Nontraditional Classroom

  • Sean Buehler talks about an upcoming solar eclipse at a Science on Tap event.

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    Photo: James Vavrek

    Sean Buehler talks about an upcoming solar eclipse at a Science on Tap event.

  • A few dozen people participated in this week's Science on Tap lecture at Quaff On.

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    Photo: James Vavrek

    A few dozen people participated in this week's Science on Tap lecture at Quaff On.

  • Sean Buehler talks about eye protection for watching a solar eclipse.

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    Photo: James Vavrek

    Sean Buehler talks about eye protection for watching a solar eclipse.

A monthly lecture series in Bloomington aims to connect people with science at a time when some say research is under attack from some politicians.

Science On Tap takes place at a different local bar every month. The forums cover topics from sexual health to cybersecurity.

Science on Tap Coordinator Sean Buehler says this approach to science is especially important for building public trust in the subject.

“In the last two to three years we’ve seen this confrontation to science, this ‘putting up of walls’ to science, in the United States that’s completely an anathema to what we are as a country,” he says.

Buehler says Science On Tap fully supported the March for Science last weekend and its message of scientifically-informed legislature.

“We have a lot of politicians who might not have a science background, which is fine, if they’re willing to go out of their way and learn about the material before they start making decisions,” Buehler says.

This week’s lecture focused on eclipses and is the last event until August.

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