Have a drink and enjoy some science during “Science on Tap” at O’Niell’s Nob Hill.
The event is held the first Thursday of every month, except for December. Topics vary each month. This month’s event, “Action and Reaction,” will take place on Thursday, Feb. 6. It will be led by David Gibson, educator at National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. Gibson has participated in several “Science on Tap” events, which are presented in collaboration with the nuclear museum and Explora. The topics change every month.
“It really just kind of depends on what’s going on with the museum,” Gibson said. “The ‘Action and Reaction’ one that we’re doing we have a temporary exhibit that is all about design, so we wanted to do some things that involved physical reactions, chemical reactions, that kind of stuff. So it really depends on what’s happening at the museum or maybe if it’s a new Star Wars movie coming out, you know, we can talk about that type of technology or that type of science, but it’s really there’s no set way to figure out what we’re going to do for these events.”
“Action and Reaction” is not going to be a high-level science event but more “fun science,” according to Gibson.
“What we’re going to be doing is talking about reactions – say, physical reactions – doing things like the Mould chain reaction, the Mould chain effect, that works with kind of the Newton principles of action and equal and opposite reaction, that type of thing, so chemical reactions,” he said. “Talk a little about radioactivity and nuclear reactions, but because the last one was so radioactivity-based, I probably won’t get too heavy into that.”