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March 2019

Science on Tap: The Mouse and the Machine

03.05.2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Old Ox Brewery, 44652 Guilford Drive, Unit 114
Ashburn, VA 20147 United States
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Join us for the next installment of Science on Tap on Tuesday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m. Biologist Dr. Egnor, a Senior Scientist at Janelia Research Campus uses machine learning to explore the secret life of mice. Her work focuses on the ultrasonic vocalizations mice make during mating, social reunion, play and territorial defense.  A biologist by training, Egnor has worked with a variety of animals from endangered Hawaiian monk seals to bullfrogs, from dolphins to barn owls. Get here…

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April 2019

Science on Tap: Secrets of Brain Evolution

04.02.2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Old Ox Brewery, 44652 Guilford Drive, Unit 114
Ashburn, VA 20147 United States
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Join us on Tuesday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m. to discover how the love song of the fruit fly can teach us about the secrets of brain evolution in the next installment of Loudoun County Public Library's Science on Tap series at Old Ox Brewery. Biologist David Stern will give us a glimpse behind the scenes of Janelia Research Campus, where scientists are studying how brains evolve to generate new behaviors. Come early to grab a seat, food from Parallel…

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May 2019

Science on Tap: The History of Abused Drugs

05.07.2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Old Ox Brewery, 44652 Guilford Drive, Unit 114
Ashburn, VA 20147 United States
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One hundred years ago, heroin, cocaine and marijuana were legal in the United States. What changed? Join us on Tuesday, May 7 for the next installment of Loudoun County Public Library's Science on Tap series at Old Ox Brewery, Mike Hitchcock, a senior forensic chemist for the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, will cover the history of abused drugs, including the “legal big 3” — alcohol, tobacco and caffeine. Get here early to grab a seat, food from The Frenchman, and…

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June 2019

Science on Tap

06.04.2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Old Ox Brewery, 44652 Guilford Drive, Unit 114
Ashburn, VA 20147 United States
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Join us on Tuesday, June 4 at 6:30 p.m. for another Science on Tap! Natural and man-made hazards can cause engineered structures to fail. These events provide a natural laboratory to understand how critical community functions become disrupted and expose hurdles in the recovery process. Judy Mitrani-Reiser, Director of Disaster and Failure Studies at the National Institute of Standards and Technology will discuss how disaster metrology can be used to strengthen community resilience. Plus, Killer Tomato Pizza will be on…

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July 2019

Science on Tap: Star Wars — Fact or Fiction?

07.09.2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Old Ox Brewery, 44652 Guilford Drive, Unit 114
Ashburn, VA 20147 United States
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Join us on Tuesday, July 9 at 6:30 p.m. to explore the universe of Star Wars from a scientific perspective. Is light-speed travel possible? What would it take to build a Death Star? When can I order a light saber? Answering these questions and more is Lisa Solinger, an avid Star Wars fan who is also a surgical scientist, transplant coordinator and Star Wars cosplayer. Get here early to grab a seat, food from Jambalaya Bros., and a beer! Science…

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August 2019

Science on Tap: The Science of Human Individuality

08.06.2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Old Ox Brewery, 44652 Guilford Drive, Unit 114
Ashburn, VA 20147 United States
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Discover how individual experiences can dramatically change our brains’ makeup. David Linden, a professor of neuroscience at Johns Hopkins Medicine, will explore how the diseases you’ve had, the foods you’ve eaten, the bacteria that resides in your body and even the weather during your early development can all play a part in human individuality. Join us at Science on Tap on Tuesday, August 6 at 6:30 p.m. Get here early to grab a seat, food from Blue City, and a…

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September 2019

Science on Tap: NASA’s New Horizons Mission to Pluto

09.10.2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Ox Brewery, 44652 Guilford Drive, Unit 114
Ashburn, VA 20147 United States
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The New Horizons mission gave us our first reconnaissance of Pluto and changed scientists’ view of the outer solar system. Get an insider’s look at this exciting journey with Michael Summers, a co-investigator in the New Horizons mission, as he talks about the latest discoveries and shares images of the team’s findings. Get here early on Tuesday, September 10 to grab a seat, food from Parallel Food Truck, and a beer! Science on Tap is a free monthly program at…

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October 2019

Science on Tap: The Science, History and Engineering of Alcoholic Fermentation

10.01.2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Old Ox Brewery, 44652 Guilford Drive, Unit 114
Ashburn, VA 20147 United States
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Jasper Akerboom, co-owner of Jasper Yeast, will talk about the biology, agriculture, engineering, chemistry and food science in beer and how this staple in civilization since the beginning of agriculture is always changing to consumer demand, taste and location. Join us on Tuesday, October 1 at 6:30 p.m. to find out more about this exciting drink. Mrs. K's BBQ will be serving up dinner so get there early to grab food, a seat, and a beer! The program will be…

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November 2019

Science on Tap: What Do We Do About Dead Zones?

11.05.2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Old Ox Brewery, 44652 Guilford Drive, Unit 114
Ashburn, VA 20147 United States
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Free

Chesapeake Bay dead zones are devoid of oxygen and aquatic life, lowering the natural beauty, economic value, and health of its environment. Lauren Mosesso, PHD candidate at the University of Delaware will discuss her fieldwork on the Bay.

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December 2019

Science on Tap: Decoding Parkinson’s Disease

12.03.2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Old Ox Brewery, 44652 Guilford Drive, Unit 114
Ashburn, VA 20147 United States
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Free

Parkinson’s disease is a common disorder with many symptoms occurring before and during the loss of motor function. Dr. Valina Dawson of John Hopkin's Neuroregeneration and Stem Cell Programs Institute for Cell Engineering will discuss advances in understanding the biology of the disease and experimental therapies. This is a free event held by Loudoun County Public Library

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