Bay Area Skeptics

The San Francisco Bay Area's skeptical organization since 1982

by Herb Masters
Hi Fans of Evidence-based Science,

I don’t have a lot to say this week because I have been at a conference/birthday party. It was a party like I have never been to! Happy 60th lap Alex! I have been a bit disconnected and delayed in getting to the Schmooze this evening so I’m going to be brief and link heavy. I’m kind of wound up with astronomy stuff this week though the continuing assault on science and resistance to using good science by our elected representatives is making my skin crawl!

Often I look at science as an art form. I think art can be described as our effort to make sense of the world/universe we live in. Here’s two links that demonstrate this:  While Darwin Sleeps &  The majestic Earth. If you want more coolness, check out the  CalAcademy Sketchfab.

In case you are trying to decide what to do this week, I have a few suggestions:

  1. ELIXIR | Odd Salon Tue 6:30PM San Francisco (one of my newfound hotspots!)
  2. Ocean Discovery Talk: Marine Drones Fri 5:30PM San Francisco
  3. Why the Bay Model is Important Today Sat 3:00PM Sausalito

Take a break for a few minutes. (We all need to do that more often.) Check out  ‘Clair de Lune’ on the Moon

At the party I mentioned one of the attendees from  Astronomers Without Borders brought a very cool telescope they are selling as a fund raiser. I talked with a couple of the astronomers there who actually use the Hubble, Keck, several at Lick Observatory and more. They were impressed. Especially since it costs $200!! I’ve never owned a telescope before but this one is so cool I went home and ordered one.  You can do the same!

Have a blast learning new sciencey things this week!

Peace and Pedals
herbert a. masters III
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“If you’re a scientist, and you have to have an answer, even in the absence of data, you’re not going to be a good scientist.”
–  Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist


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