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Science on Tap:Science at NASA - Current and Future Missions

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Offsite Programs
Peter Wilczynski will provide an overview of NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD) to include updates in Planetary Science, Astrophysics, Heliophysics, Earth Science and NASA's reimbursable program mission areas. He will also discuss SMD's goals in the areas of Advancing National Science and Exploration, Safeguarding and Improving Life and Executing a Balanced and Integrated Science Program. Future missions worth watching will be highlighted. Peter Wilcyznski is a Program Executive in the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters. The program will be held at Old Ox Brewery, 44652 Guilford Dr., #114, Ashburn. For adults.
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Science on Tap: Flies, Sex and Alcohol

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Offsite Programs
Janelia Research Campus senior fellow Ulrike Heberlein will discuss the brain mechanisms that lead to addiction, a major problem in medicine and society today. She will describe the development of the fruit fly as a model system to unravel the genetic and environmental underpinnings of alcoholism. Natural rewards (such as sex) and drug rewards (such as alchohol) and how they interact in the brain to control behavior will be discussed. For adults.



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