Are these events for scientists?
Quite the opposite. Science Pub RVA nights are created for non-scientists — no science background is needed!
What’s the format?
The format can vary, but most frequently a scientific thinker gives a 15 to 20-minute, jargon-free talk and the remainder of our time is spent in Q&A. Regardless of the program’s structure, an open discussion of the scientific subject always comprises the bulk of the evening.
I don’t drink alcohol. Do you have any non-pub events?
Pub is in our name, but sipping on a glass of water is completely copacetic. Our focus is more about enjoying the night’s topic and each other and less about whatever liquids are in hand.
Is Science Pub RVA a club? Do I need to be a member?
No, we are not a club — but we hope you think of us as a fun place to hang out!
Voluntary contributions fund our doings — be a backer by contributing online each time you register or by kicking some cash into the beaker each time you attend. Better still, become a sustaining member of (or increase your support to) The Community Idea Stations. experience events nightlife
Are kids allowed?
By design, Science Pub RVA programs are for adult audiences. We will make it clear when a venue is 21+, but most programs welcome curious citizens age 18 and over.