If ye value critical thinking, and if ye scorn the flim-flam man, join us, your friends. We are a group who informally discuss the latest in science or pseudoscience over good eats & ale. Sponsored by Bay Area Skeptics.
WHEN: 7PM Wednesday 26 October (4th Wednesday each month)
WHERE: Fiddlers Green, 333 El Camino Real, Millbrae. A 10 minute stroll from the Millbrae BART & Caltrain station. [Map]
WHAT: Myths of Astronomy
Much of what we think we know about space comes from film and television. However, Hollywood’s job is more often to entertain than to educate. In this presentation, Prof. Targett will sort fact from fiction, taking a tour through the worlds of Star Trek, Star Wars, and much more.
WHO: Dr. Thomas Targett obtained his undergraduate and masters degrees from Cardiff University, in Wales U.K., with a research focus on 21-cm emission from neutral hydrogen. He obtained his PhD from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, in the fields of sub-millimeter galaxy evolution and the coupled growth of galaxies and black holes. In 2007, Dr. Targett began a research postdoc at Caltech, followed by similar appointments at the University of Birmingham (UK), the University of British Colombia, and the University of Edinburgh. He is currently an Associate Professor of Astronomy and Physics at Sonoma State University.
WHEN: 7:30PM Thursday November 10
WHERE: La Peña, 3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley [Map]
HOW: Presented free by the Bay Area Skeptics.
WHY: Because science is fascinating!
Skeptical Movie Night: San José
WHAT: (Movie title TBA)
WHEN: 7PM Friday 11 November (2nd Friday each month)
WHERE: Humanist House, 1180 Coleman Avenue, San José. [Map]