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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


Rocks by the Road
Roadside Geology of Southern California
Dr. Arthur Sylvester, UCSB
Elizabeth O'Black Gans
Monday, June 13

Get introduced to the results of almost every type of geologic process, from desert erosion to glaciation, from ancient to recent volcanism, and from giant prehistoric landslides to active earthquake faults. You'll learn that southern California has every age of rock, from 2.5 billion year old gneiss to 3,000 year old volcanic cinders, and every type of rock, from rare plutonic and volcanic rocks to common sandstone and limestone, from high-grade metamorphic rocks to soupy sediments yet to harden into rock, and from precious gemstones to giant quarries of sand and gravel.


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



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