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      Science Caf returns March 25

      LITTLE ROCK {}-Science Caf Little Rock, co-sponsored by the University of Arkansas forMedical Sciences (UAMS), will hold its next public forum, Exoplanets: TheNext Frontier, on March 25.

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

      Held from 7-9 p.m. at Afterthought Bistro & Barin Little Rock's Hillcrest neighborhood, Science Caf is a relaxed opportunityfor monthly exchanges with various experts. No reservations are needed, butseating is limited. Admission is free.

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

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

      CLICK HERE for more information on meeting dates, speakers and topics.