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The AU Science Cafe & Science Pub

Science Cafe and Science Pub typically alternate each month with Cafe being hosted on the 4th Tuesday of every other month and Pubs being hosted on the 4th Thursday of every other month.

Next Topic:

Some Like it Hot: Fusion, the Energy of the Future

Next Date:

Thursday, May 25th, 6:30-7:30pm

Cafes are usually held the last Tuesday of each month

Pubs are usually held the last Thursday of each month


Red Clay Brewing Company
704 N Railroad Ave
Opelika, AL 36801

Join us each month for a night of science, good drinks, tasty sweets, and great conversations! At the AU Science Cafe and Science Pub, you'll have the opportunity to sit down and talk about new and exciting science and technology with scientists in our community, all the while relaxing in a great local food and drink venue.

The event is FREE and open to all of the public. No science background is required, and no question is too silly to ask!

This 60 minute event generally occurs the 4th Tuesday (Science Cafe) or Thursday (Science Pub) of each month, alternating between our Pub and Cafe locations every month. All ages are welcome to attend both events. Proceeds from the Drymarchon Berliner Weisse drink at Red Clay Brewery benefit the Alabama Natural Heritage Program at Auburn University and their efforts to conserve rare species in Alabama, such as the Indigo snake. Sodas will also be available for purchase at the Science Pub location. See our schedule below for our next speaker and further details. For any other questions, or if you are interested in being a Science Cafe or Science Pub speaker, please contact Josh King at or 334-734-1182.

Next Cafe: Dr. David Maurer

Dr. David Maurer

Some Like it Hot: Fusion, the Energy of the Future

Thursday, May 25th, 6:30-7:30pm @ Red Clay Brewing Company

Can humans harness the power of the stars? Will physics bring us near limitless energy? Is nuclear-fusion right around the corner, or is it just wishful thinking? Join us at the May Science Pub for a sneak peek on the physics that powers the burning cauldron of the sun, the challenges of harnessing that energy, and a look at the odd forms of matter created in that process. Be sure to bring your questions for our plasma physics expert at this month’s exciting Science Pub!

Upcoming Cafes & Pubs

June 27th - Science Cafe - Morgan Beadles, AU Arboretum

July - Science Pub - TBD

August - Science Cafe - Kelli Thompson, Psychology

Last Updated: 05/16/2017