Northern California Science Writers Association

Holiday dinner: Chasing volcanoes

  • Wednesday, December 11, 2013
  • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant, San Francisco


NCSWA Holiday Dinner: Wed., Dec. 11

Chasing Volcanoes in Iceland

Join us for a geologic visit to Iceland at this year's annual NCSWAl holiday dinner. Science journalist Alex Witze will discuss her new book Island on Fire, written with her husband Jeff Kanipe. Island on Fire describes the extraordinary 18th century eruption of Laki, a toxic and explosive Icelandic volcano that darkened Europe and killed thousands of people. Witze, a Boulder-based journalist and contributor to both Science News and Nature, will discuss her research for the book and show images from her travels on Iceland. She'll also talk about the chances that Laki could erupt again. For a sneak preview, see her blog post:

When: Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Time: 6:30 - 930 pm 

Where: Buca di Beppo Italian restaurant, 855 Howard St.

Buca di Beppo serves up Italian classics, family style. Enjoy salad, two different pasta selections, plus eggplant parmesan and chicken limone entrees. You won't go home hungry. 

Buca is located on Howard St. between 4th and 5th Sts, in the SoMa area of downtown. It's just two blocks from Powell St BART and Muni stations. Those driving can park in the 5th and Mission garage. 

Cost: $29 members/ $19 students/ $35 nonmembers

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