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The Senior Chemist Group of the MN ACS was started by Lynn Hartshorn (Local Section Councilor) in January 2014. Since then we have been meeting about every two months for lunch. The idea of founding this new group is to provide an additional daytime meeting possibility for seniors (and others). The objective is largely for social interaction. However, we also help seniors find volunteer opportunities, and have informal 20-minute talks about chemistry and other sciences. We are open to suggestions about other activities or volunteers for talks. All are welcome, both retired chemists and not retired, and guests are always welcome. Please join us!

Trip to the Science Museum: Thursday, February 16th

By popular request, the MN Senior Chemists are going to the Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM) to see some "behind the scenes" areas as well as looking at exhibits there, followed by lunch at DeGideo's restaurant.


On Thursday, February 16th we will meet at the Science Museum of Minnesota (120 Kellogg Blvd, St Paul). The parking lot is accessible from Warner Road as well as from Kellogg Blvd. Please meet in the Main Lobby of SMM by 9:30 am. Lynn Hartshorn and Tom Ostertag (who helped to set up this trip) will meet you there. Lynn will buy tickets for the Seniors group. 


When you have your wristband, Tom will lead us down to the Dino and Fossils area (by the Triceratops) where we will meet Dr. Alex Hastings, the Paleontology Curator at SMM. Dr. Hastings has kindly offered to take us through the paleontology labs behind the scenes, and also introduce us to the paleontology exhibits. Please note that a mask is required just for the "Behind the Scenes" part of this trip. Then we will return to the main part of the museum to look at other exhibits as you wish.


We will then go to DeGidio's Restaurant (425 7th St) for lunch. It is a 5-minute drive, or an 18-minute walk, from SMM. There is a parking lot there so you can drive there if you wish. You can arrive any time from 12:15. We will order from the menu as usual (lunch is self-paying).


NOTE: There is a limit of 20 people for this trip.


RSVP to Ken Latham (click on "Contact Us" link to request contact information) by MONDAY FEBRUARY 13th.


Thanks and we look forward to seeing you! 


Lynn and Ken


P.S. Do you have any ideas for future meetings? Places to visit, topics to discuss? We are always open to suggestions. If you have some ideas, let us know.

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