WHAT: BAS Live Hangin’ Out With Leonard Tramiel at the Computer History Museum!

WHO: You and Leonard Tramiel.
Bay Area Skeptics member Leonard Tramiel is the perfect person to take us through Mountain View’s Computer History Museum, having himself been a pioneer in the computer and video game industries. His father Jack Tramiel was legendary as founder of Commodore (remember the Commodore 64?). Leonard was part of the team that developed Commodore’s first computer, the PET. After earning a Ph.D. in physics from Columbia, he went on to become a VP at Atari, where he worked on both computers and video games. Several of the machines he worked on are on display at the museum. Join us for a day of fun and history with someone who himself made personal computer and video game history.

WHEN: Saturday June 17 @ 11 AM

WHERE: Computer History Museum, 1401 Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View

Museum Admission: $17

WHAT: A Workshop with Susan Gerbic
Are you having difficult discussions with people on the edge of falling into magical thinking rabbit holes? This workshop will provide you some skills to help with this problem that so many of us have experienced. We will discuss the concepts of debunking vs prebunking (also called innoculatin theory). We will start with a case study and use that to further the discussion on how to have difficult discussions. This is a workshop, not a lecture! Join us!

WHO: Susan Gerbic, a self-proclaimed “skeptical junkie”, is the founder of Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia (GSoW) and the Monterey County Skeptics. A Skeptical Inquirer contributor, Susan is a fellow of CSI and winner of the James Randi Foundation award for 2017. In 2018, Susan founded (and continues to manage) About Time, a non-profit organization focusing on scientific skepticism and activism. While her particular focus has been on “Grief Vampires” (psychics), her activism encompasses all areas of skepticism. You can find out more at

WHEN: Saturday May 20, 12:45 PM – 2:15 PM

WHERE: Berkeley Public Library Community Meeting Room