Science on Tap
Science on Tap is a monthly gathering in Philadelphia that features public discussion on engaging science topics.
Located at National Mechanics, a relaxed, convivial bar in Old City, Science on Tap features a brief, informal presentation by a scientist or other expert followed by lively conversation. The goal is to promote enthusiasm for science in a fun, spirited, and accessible way, while also meeting new people. Come join the conversation!
Upcoming Science on Tap Events
- July 11, 2016
Evi Numen, “For Science! Four Tales of Body Snatching, Organ Collecting, and Fraud in 19th-Century Philadelphia”
Science on Tap is presented by a consortium of five Philadelphia institutions:
For more information, follow Science on Tap on Facebook, visit the Science on Tap website, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full program information on past talks can be found on the pages listed below.
Science on Tap partners are in the midst of another busy season. Learn about the year’s past events here.
From guano islands to dark matter to changes in global rainfall, 2015 was a fertile year in the Science on Tap batcave.
From catfish to rare earth metals to urban farming, Science on Tap kept our ears to the ground in 2014.
In 2013 Science on Tap presenters discussed topics ranging from the relationships between art and science and technology, to the creation of the first sports-car hybrid.
From plant breeding to prescription drug abuse, Science on Tap in 2012 explored the interaction between society and science.
Science on Tap’s topics in 2011 included the science of demonology, the history of yellow fever in Philadelphia, and stories from the periodic table.
From the frontier of the search for another earth to the grim history of a string of medical murders, the 2010 Science on Tap events uncovered the fascinating history and future of science and technology.
Science on Tap’s topics in 2009 included the cultural impact of Charles Darwin, the “movement” of plant life, and the discovery of fossils in Pennsylvania.