2018 Calendar

Science on Tap: Interplanetary Travel – Do We Have the Heart for Mars?

FREE Event! Get there early to grab a seat!

ThursdayJune 147:00 PM



The Parting Glass

40 Lake Ave
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Please arrive no later than 6:30pm if you plan to order drinks or food prior to the talk.  The talk will begin promptly at 7pm.

Hosted by Science on Tap Capital Region

Science on Tap is a monthly opportunity for conversation, debate and interaction among scientists and the public while enjoying a fresh pint (available for purchase) at a local pub or brewery.

On June 14th, please join Dr. Heidi DeBlock of Albany Med as she discusses her work as a Visiting Research Scientist at NASA to determine the physiological possibility of humans colonizing Mars.

As always, Science on Tap is free and open to the public. 21 and under are welcome, and seating is first come first serve.


Dr. Heidi DeBlock graduated from the University of Rochester with a degree in Astrophysics and attended the SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine and a Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at the University of Rochester’s Strong Memorial Hospital.

Dr. DeBlock is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Albany Medical Hospital where she is an attending physician in both the Surgical and Neurosciences Intensive Care Units. She is on the faculty of the Albany Medical College and is the Director of the Critical Care Clerkship.

She has been working with NASA, Johnson Space Center’s Cardiovascular Laboratory since 1990 as a Visiting Research Scientist. Her areas of study have included both Earth and Space based research on the areas of arrhythmogenesis, orthostatic hypotension and their countermeasures. She was awarded the Spaceflight Achievement Award from NASA in 2003 for her contributions to research in Cardiovascular Physiology. Although based in Houston, Dr. DeBlock’s research has taken her to the Kennedy Space Center and the Dreyden Spaceflight Research Center to attend shuttle landings over the past many years. She is currently working researching arrhythmias as a result of long duration spaceflight on the international space station. Dr. DeBlock talks about her research and work with NASA to many local schools, clubs and associations.

She is an adjunct professor of Science and Technology at Schenectady Community College, the President of the Board of Directors of the Challenger Learning Center and enjoys flying gliders, multiple sports, traveling and playing a variety of instruments. She is the proud mother of 3 daughters and the wife of the Reverend Dr. Scott DeBlock.

Presented in collaboration with miSci and the Dudley Observatory

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