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Science Café returns March 25

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LITTLE ROCK  – Science Café Little Rock, co-sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will hold its next public forum, Exoplanets: The Next Frontier, on March 25.

Panelists will discuss planets in our solar system and beyond, as well as astrobiology and how microorganisms adapt to extreme environments.

Held from 7-9 p.m. at Afterthought Bistro & Bar in Little Rock's Hillcrest neighborhood, Science Café is a relaxed opportunity for monthly exchanges with various experts. No reservations are needed, but seating is limited. Admission is free.

This month, panelists from the Lyon College Department of Biology; the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) Department of Physics and Astronomy; and the Arkansas Tech University Department of Physical Sciences, will lead the discussion. The moderator, Dorothy Graves, Ph.D., is a research assistant professor at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.

Graves also will host the corresponding live call-in program, "Science Cafe Little Rock," on National Public Radio-affiliate radio station KUAR FM89. The science talk show, featuring one speaker from the monthly panel of scientists and experts, is aired just prior (6:05-6:30 p.m.) to the live Science Café event. The radio guest this month is UCA Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy Scott Austin, Ph.D.

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