Happy hour and diamonds at Aster Cafe's A Sip of Science


Sometimes the lack of intelligent happy-hour conversation can make things decidedly unhappy. Aster Cafe, however, changes up the after-work gossip scene on the second Wednesday of every month without sacrificing the salvation of libations.

A Sip of Science at Aster Cafe is "a happy hour forum that offers the opportunity to talk with researchers about their current work."

Today's forum topic, The Search for Diamonds in North America, will feature special guest Harvey Thorleifson, a Minnesota State Geologist and the Director of the Minnesota Geological Survey. Find out how diamonds are made, as well as the Minnesota connection to the discovery of diamonds. Current advances in technology are beginning to be used throughout Minnesota as a result of the discovery of diamonds in Canada. Also, learn about the technological advances that has made the production of high quality gem diamonds possible in the Land of Ten Thousand Lakes.

A Sip of Science takes place tonight during Aster Cafe's happy hour from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The event is free and food and drink will be available for purchase. Aster Cafe is located at 125 SE Main Street in Minneapolis.

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