Please Find Event Dates Listed Below:
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Guest Speaker, Dr. Nipam Patel, Marine Biological Laboratory
Dinner provided by Quicks Hole Tavern
Join Dr. Nipam Patel for The Physics of Beauty: Structural Coloration in Butterflies. “Reserve your seat at the table” to hear Dr. Patel’s describe a number of butterfly species that use structural coloration, and recent genetic and cellular insights into how scale cells generate the necessary materials and geometry to create these rich colors! A discussion that promises to lift everyone’s spirits.
Thursday, October 8, 2020:
Guest Speaker, Dr. James Bellingham, Director of WHOI’s Center for Marine Robotics
Dinner provided by Water Street Kitchen
Jim Bellingham is a pioneer in the development of autonomous marine robots. He has led and participated in research expeditions around the world from the Arctic to the Antarctic. He is the founding Director of the Center of Marine Robotics at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, founded the Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Laboratory at MIT, and co-founded Bluefin Robotics. He serves on numerous advisory committees and boards, including the Secretary of the Navy Advisory Panel, several National Academies studies and he Chairs the Naval Research Advisory Committee. Jim’s awards include the Lockheed Martin Award for Ocean Science and Engineering, and the MIT Fourteenth Robert Bruce Wallace lecturer. Jim received an S.B., S.M., and Ph.D. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Thursday, October 22, 2020:
Author of the paranormal Barbara Sillery will discuss her book The Haunting of Cape Cod and the Islands
Dinner provided by The Glass Onion
Steeped in the staunch seafaring traditions of New England, The Haunting of Cape Cod and the Islands gives a ghostly guided tour of two dozen historic sites, including Highfield Hall. Through her books and documentaries, Barbara uncovers tantalizing tales of ghosts, hauntings, and lost cultural treasures. As a guest speaker, she entertains and delights her audiences with amazing plot twists and colorful characters.
Thursday, November 5, 2020:
Author Kevin Doyle will discuss his book The First Encounter; In the Wake of the Mayflower
Dinner provided by Osteria La Civetta
Teaming with Karen Rinaldo, the pair has created a variety of gifts commemorating the years from the 1620 “First Encounter” to the division of Nauset lands that became the 15 towns of Cape Cod. Their entertaining book provides an easy-to-read history that “connects the dots” of our American heritage.
Thursday, November 19, 2020:
Guest speaker Dr. Phil Duffy, Woodwell Climate Research Center.
Dinner provided by Añejo
Dr. Philip Duffy is a physicist who has devoted nearly 30 years to the societal challenge of climate change. He has helped shape US global change research and been involved in international climate negotiations. Prior to joining Woodwell Climate Research Center, Dr. Duffy served as a Senior Policy Analyst in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and as a Senior Advisor on the White House National Science and Technology Council.