The first in a series of Cafés is scheduled at the Dassel History Center, 901 1st St. N., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2 p.m. These Cafés will be friendly get-togethers to discuss a particular topic with a little something to eat and drink. The first gathering will be a Science Café with the topic “What in all the world is the world made of?” The discussion will be led by the natural history advisor at the Center, Dr. Aaron Moen, Professor Emeritus, Cornell University, Ithaca. New York. He is the author of more than 100 scienfic publications and several books. “The simplicity of the answer may surprise you,” Moen said. Come to enjoy an hour or two of fun and fellowship with friends in a historical setting while considering a fundamental question about the world we live in!
Science Cafés serve up both science and something to eat and drink. “It is a national movement that brings scientists face-to-face with the general public in the comfortable atmosphere of an eatery,” states Moen. “Scientists are scheduled to speak informally and folks come to hear and discuss the topic of the day. Science Cafés are popular in college and university towns.”
The DAHS has decided to host a Café periodically throughout the year, right at the Dassel History Center and Ergot Museum. Other Cafés are being planned dealing with not only science but different topics such as music, art, history, literature, philosophy.