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I can understand that patrons might be hesitant about attending a very technical science program, but the experience we’ve had here lean in the other direction. On September 24th, we had a very scientific speaker, Dr Peter Neilley from weather.com, PhD from MIT and holder of many other intimidating degrees and awards come give a talk on climate change. Our program room was overflowing. From what I gather from Dr Neilley and others like him, that patrons don’t expect to understand every word, or even every idea yet they are open to listen.