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    Horizons 2020

    February 26 • Daniela Necastro, Ph.D., UT Southwestern Mesical Center “Ice Age” Imaging Opens a New Window Into Cells “Seeing is believing” – the invention of microscopy was crucial for visualizing living cells for the first time in the late 17th century and for the discovery of cell organelles. Dr. Daniela Nicastro uses electron microscopy at super-low temperatures in an emergent technology called “cryo-electron microscopy” to explain how large protein complexes form macromolecular structures that enable cells to function. One focus of her research is the internal skeleton of the cell, the cytoskeleton. In the process of figuring out how the cytoskeleton functions, she has been able to uncover fundamental…

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    2019 TSS Gold Medal Nomination

    Important: Extension of 2019 TSS Gold Medal Nomination The Tallahassee Scientific Society requests that all active members consider nominating outstanding scientists or mathematicians for the Society’s annual Gold Medal Award. The nomination window has been extended to July 15. Please see the nomination form for details and criteria. Previous Gold Medal honorees may not be nominated again (See previous honorees here) We need all members’ help to award Tallahassee’s best! Thanks very much! Download the Gold Medal Nomination form

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    2019 Field Trip Series – Spring Birding at St. Joe Peninsula State Park

    MARCH 23, 2019 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM The Tallahassee Scientific Society is continuing its 2019 Field Trip Series with a birding expedition to St. Joe Peninsula State Park. The park has received recent national attention when Hurricane Michael severed the peninsula right through the main day use area, leaving the campgrounds and cabins on the newly created island. We will bird the spring migrants and study the rest of the park’s excellent wildlife opportunities. Coming and going, we will drive a big loop to see various areas hit by Michael. Driving time will be unusually long and we will need volunteer carpool drivers. Google Maps says the time to…

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    Horizons 2019

    February 28 • David Kaiser, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor of Physics and Professorof the History of Science Quantum Jitters in the Sky: The Big Bang, Cosmic Inflation,and the Latest Observations David Kaiser has been featured in Science, Nature, the New York Times, and the New Yorker magazine, as well as on NOVA television programs, National Public Radio, and the BBC. His research interests include early-universe cosmology and foundations of quantum theory. Many types of evidence suggest that our universe underwent a very brief period of rapid, violent expansion, doubling in size every trillion-trillion-trillionth of a second, in a period known as “cosmic inflation.” Dr. Kaiser will discuss how…

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    2018 Field Trip Series – Astronomy on Lake Miccosukee with the Tallahassee Astronomical Society

    OCTOBER 6, 2018 7:45 PM TO END On the night of Saturday, October 6th, the Tallahassee Scientific Society will host a free field trip to join the Tallahassee Astronomical Society at their Lake Miccosukee telescope observatory. We will meet on-site at 7:45 pm. Sunset is at 7:15 pm and twilight ends at 8:35 pm. There is no stated ending time. Because group size will be limited, all interested individuals must pre-register. To do so, email Dana Bryan at dcbgbw@comcast.net and provide the names of every individual wishing to attend and your contact information. Dana will then email you back to confirm your status and to give you further information, including…

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    2018 TSS Gold Medal Nomination

    The Tallahassee Scientific Society requests that all active members consider nominating outstanding scientists or mathematicians for the Society’s annual Gold Medal Award. The nomination window is May 1 – June 15. Please see the nomination form for details and criteria. Previous Gold Medal honorees may not be nominated again (See previous honorees here) We need all members’ help to award Tallahassee’s best! Thanks very much! Download the Gold Medal Nomination form

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    “Saving Wakulla Springs ” Overland Tour 2018

    “Saving Wakulla Springs ” Overland Tour 2018 Spring Series Saturday Tours on March 17 and April 21. Jim Stevenson, is a Florida Springs Expert. On this fascinating guided tour through the scenic basin area of Wakulla Springs there are 7 different stops of interest. You will follow along the journey of water from Tallahassee to Wakulla Springs.  Tour departs from Cascades Park (parking lot on the corner of East Bloxham St. And South Gadsden St.) at 8 am. The Tour concludes inside the Wakulla Springs State Park.    The cost is $18/person, $10/student which includes admission to the park.    To make reservations call (850) 926-3376 or PalmettoExpeditions.com 

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    2018 TSS Gold Medal Honoree Announced

    The Tallahassee Scientific Society’s Gold Medal, established in 2004, is bestowed annually by the Society on a scientist or scholar selected from the Tallahassee community whose career achievements in science or science education and outreach are deemed exemplary. The Society is pleased to announce that this year’s honoree is Dr. Jeff Chanton of FSU’s Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science. Jeff is a Gulf Coast Native. He received his PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1985, and joined the faculty at Florida State University in the Department of Oceanography in 1989. He is a Lawton Professor, an AGU fellow, an Aldo Leopold Fellow, and…

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    Horizons 2018

    May 22 • Dr. Jack Davis The Gulf of Mexico: History, Nature, and Hope Jack Davis, PhD, is a professor of environmental history and sustainability studies at the University of Florida. Davis is the author or editor of several books, including An Everglades Providence: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the American Environmental Century and The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea. The Wall Street Journal called The Gulf a “wide-ranging, well-told story, by turns informative, lyrical, inspiring, and chilling.” Davis, who lives on future Gulf-front property in Gainesville, is working on a new book, Bird of Paradox: How the Bald Eagle Saved the Soul of America.