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Earth 2.0: Habitable Exoplanets?

April 21, doors 6 p.m., program at 7 p.m.
at Bryant Lake Bowl, tickets $5-$12, available online or at the door


Dr. Chick Woodward of the U's Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics prefers to think of the title for this upcoming Café as Earth 2.0+. Why? According to Dr. Woodward, that will be the start of his narrative arc:

"There are lots of 'mirror Earths,' but like the midway at the State Fair, the view depends on the mirror you are using…"

Intrigued? So are we! Join us at the Bryant-Lake Bowl on April 21 to discover the meaning behind Dr. Woodward's cipher, and the significance it holds for the future of life in the Universe.

Photo courtesy of NASA  


A Happy Hour Forum for Science and Culture

Cafe Scientifique

The Bell Museum provides this happy hour program for adults that pairs research from the University of Minnesota and beyond with unique and atmospheric venues in the Twin Cities.

Each monthly gathering (September – May) explores science and natural history from distinct and surprising viewpoints, drawing connections between scientific research, culture, environment and everyday life.

Missed a Café or want to revisit one you attended?
Download LIVE podcasts from past Café Scientifique events or subscribe & stream.

Café Scientifique Around The World
Across the country and around the globe, adults who share an interest in scientific research are gathering in pubs and coffee houses for informal discussions on relevant and often provocative scientific topics. Science Cafés and Café Scientifique events are a chance for adults to exchange opinions and ideas about science and related issues. International Café Scientifique Website


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