Yeah yeah yeah, it took me forever to update, but I have a good excuse: I’m very lazy busy.
This month’s special SitP guest is none other than Blake Stacey of ScienceBlogs’ Science After Sunclipse speaking about physics and hallucinations. BYOLSD!
Once again, we’ll take over the top floor of the super fun Tommy Doyle’s in Harvard Square, beginning at 7pm. They have food, booze, and very pleasant waitstaff. There are parking garages around, or you can take the T (Red Line to Harvard Square).
Here’s the Facebook Event Page if you’d like to RSVP (though that’s not required)! To get future Facebook event invites, sign up for the Boston-area Skeptics group!
Is it that time again already? Answer: YES IT IS! Last month’s trivia night was a huge success — more than 60 people showed up and had a hilariously awesome time getting brainy with fellow critical thinkers. So, the lectures will start again in the fall, but in the meantime we’re going to do another trivia night.
Again, no sports questions! And you don’t have to be a mega-skeptic to get all the questions, so bring your friends.
Once again, we’ll have prizes for the top spots and maybe one for the bottom spot, too. Be there! (Oh, and by there I mean: Tommy Doyle’s in Harvard Square, with trivia starting at 7pm sharp!)
Facebook Event Page
It’s time for the July edition of Boston Skeptics in the Pub! Because every available speaker is outside the Hub for the summer, we’re having a very special event that is sure to be at least 19 kinds of awesome:
Individual or team trivia in several rounds, with fun prizes for winners!
The questions will involve science, pseudoscience, and critical thinking. Also: no sports questions. Nerds!
Feel free to invite your friends, even if they don’t consider themselves skeptics. There will be a wide range of questions and much fun no matter what.
Once again, we will take over the top floor of Tommy Doyle’s in Harvard Square. Trivia starts at 7pm or very shortly thereafter, so try to be on time!
As always, you can RSVP on Facebook.
Sorry! I got all wrapped up in The Amaz!ng Meeting in Las Vegas, which just concluded. However, if you’d still like to get together tonight at Tommy Doyle’s in Harvard Square to drink with fellow skeptics, post below in the comments. Unfortunately I won’t be able to make it, since I will be crashing hard tonight following the past four days of skeptical debauchery.
Stay tuned for news of next month’s gathering!
Monday’s Skeptics in the Pub was a smashing success. Once again, we got about 60 people, some of whom happened to be wearing masks this time. Pics are up on Flickr, video is coming soon! Thanks again to Patty for a fabulous, informative talk that I wrote about yesterday on Skepchick.
Coming up next: not an official Skeptics in the Pub event, but this Tuesday, June 3, I’ll be meeting up with a load of SGU listeners in town for a conference! You don’t have to be a microbiologist to attend.
We’ll be at Legal Sea Foods, 255 State Street, on the Boston Waterfront, at 6:30pm. I’ll be the one who looks
Additional info in this thread:
We’ve had two events thus far, filling up a pub with scientists, skeptics, and confused drunkards. We plan to make this month’s talk the biggest yet! Here’s the dilly:
This month’s guest speaker is Patty Pieniadz, an ex-Scientologist who left after over 27 years. She was once the Executive Director of Narconon Connecticut and Director of Rehabilitation for the Church of Scientology.
96 Winthrop Street Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
Monday, May 26 2008
As always, contact Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, concerns, or dirty jokes.
At last, a small wrap-up of the April edition of Boston Skeptics in the Pub with speaker Marc Abrahams!
Like last month (with Mike the Mad Biologist . . . video here), we had between 50 and 60 people show up, filling up the back room of the pub. Marc delivered a fantastic presentation on the Ig Nobel Prizes that he oversees every fall at Harvard. As you may suspect, Marc was hilarious and informative, and kindly stuck around for a Q & A session and a few beers even though he was traveling early the next day.
Those of you not in the Boston area might be seething with jealousy right about now, but take heart! You can thank Maggie McPhee for volunteering to record the entire thing and immediately upload it to Google. Maggie, you are awesome.
Click here to see Marc Abrahams at Boston Skeptics in the Pub!
Additional thanks go to Kerry for bringing along a mic and amp to help combat the noisy environment.
I’m working out the details for the next get-together, but just so you’re all aware, we may be changing venues. Don’t worry, it’ll be equally T-accessible and probably in Harvard Square.
Bonus video: see Greg Graffin of Bad Religion perform at Harvard Memorial Church this past week.