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Join our fun and friendly conversation, and quench your thirst for knowledge about science and nature. Whether you are a science genius or not-so-science-savvy, you are invited to participate in stimulating discussions and partake in some lively libations.

We meet at Dargan's Irish Pub & Restaurant in Santa Barbara. Science Pub is open to all and admission is free. No reservations, so please arrive early ~5:30PM for a seat and to order food and drink. Dargan's is located at 18 E. Ortega Street. Some street parking is available, and Lot#10 is conveniently located adjacent to Dargan's (first 75 minutes free).

Questions: Call 805-682-4711 ext. 170 or

2016 Science Pubs Occur on the Second Monday of Every Month

Science Pub: Living and Working (Literally) Under the Sea to Study the Future of Coral Reefs

Monday, January 9, 2017


Featuring Dr. Deron Burkepile (Associate Professor of Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology - University of California, Santa Barbara)

Coral reefs are some of the most biodiverse ecosystems on Earth; but they are also some of the most imperiled from factors such as climate change, overfishing, and pollution. Join Dr. Deron Burkepile as he discusses his lab’s work (often living in the world’s only undersea research lab) examining the threats to coral reefs and how we can protect them. Admission is free.

Information: or 805-682-4711 ext. 170.


Monday, February 13, 2017: Astrophysics Applied to Climate Science

Photo Credit: JPL NASA

  Learn about innovations to create a low carbon emission economy.
  Dr. Ray Weymann, Former Director of the Steward Observatory



Monday, March 13, 2017: Basket Cases

Photo Credit: SBMNH  An investigative look into American Indian basketry.
  Dr. Jan Timbrook, Curator of Ethnography at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History




Monday, April 10, 2017: Secret Sex Lives of Rattlesnakes

  Insights into the reproductive physiology of rattlesnakes.
  Dr. Emily Taylor, Associate Professor at California Polytechnic State University San Luis  Obispo





Special thanks to Chris Coulter and HiFi Club for supporting Science Pub.



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