First Anchorage Skeptics - Science - Pharyngula Fans - Bad Astronomy Buddies - Skepchicks Meetup

Posted on March 11th, 2008 by blue collar scientist

I’m pleased to announce the first (of hopefully many) Anchorage meetup for:

We will meet on Thursday, March 20, at 7:00 PM, in the cafe at Barnes and Noble on Northern Lights Blvd. in Anchorage. The cafe serves the usual gamut of coffee and tea (in both high-test and decaf versions), juices, soft drinks, muffins, pastries, and so on.

You can get a map if this one won’t do and you don’t already know where it is.

Among those who are planning to attend: Zach of the When Pigs Fly Returns blog, Scott of Coherent Lighthouse, at least a couple people from the Alaska Science Teachers Association, two regulars from the Pharyngula comments threads, two people who have actually met the Bad Astronomer, a local veterinarian who practices evidence-based medicine, and of course, yours truly, the BCS.

If you don’t know any of us, that’s fine - come anyway! Look for the group that has a white Apple MacBook with a sticker on it that says JREF:

The agenda for the meeting is to hang out, shoot the breeze, and plan the next such get-together. I will be sharing some material relating to an upcoming Mythbusters show, I’d like to have Zach explain how pterosaur arms work, and hopefully we can convince Scott and Zach to bring some dinosaur art to show.

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9 Responses to “First Anchorage Skeptics - Science - Pharyngula Fans - Bad Astronomy Buddies - Skepchicks Meetup”

  1. blue collar scientist Says:

    Ok, co-organizers, I’ve sent out publicity notices to:

    PZ Myers/Pharyngula
    Phil Plait/The Bad Astronomer
    Terri Slaven/Alaska Science Teachers Association
    Travis Rector/UAA
    Scott Elyard/Coherent Lighthouse
    Zach Miller/When Pigs Fly Returns

    Let’s try not to spam these people multiple times. Am I missing anyone?

  2. Zach Miller Says:

    I will be there with bells on, or at least a gaming shirt. :-)

    And I’d love to explain how pterosaur arms work. It’s difficult to explain it with words, but when I can make people mime the motions, it will be much easier! And I will gladly bring some art. I can’t promise that I’ll bring any art for the Archosauria show (because it’s at the level of “cave painting” right now), but I’ll bring previous stuff, mostly from the blog, but I’ve got a ton of skull drawings, too.

  3. Ceci Says:

    Very cool. Just found your site through Phayngula. I had no idea there were fellow Alaskans writing science/skeptical blogs, and I found three in one day! See you at B&N on the 20th!

  4. Grumpy Says:

    If I’m not busy that night, I’ll swing by.

  5. Chris Says:

    Cool! I’ll be there and the good news for me is I was planning on being at B&N anyway for the Go club.

  6. Teresa Says:

    I am trying to re-arrange my schedule so that I can come in from the valley. I found you through skepchick.

  7. Blue Collar Scientist » Blog Archive » Science and Skepticism Omnibus Meetup Publicity Says:

    [...] upcoming meetup for science buffs and skeptical thinkers - to be held at 7:00 PM, Thursday, March 20, in the cafe at Barnes & Noble on Northern Lights [...]

  8. Blue Collar Scientist » Blog Archive » Meetup Reminder: Anchorage Pharyngu-fest/BA Blogee/Skepchich/etc Says:

    [...] Remember, there is a meetup this week, on Thursday, March 20, in the cafe at Barnes and Noble on Northern Lights, starting at 7:00 PM. Look for the white Macbook laptop with the JREF sticker if you don’t know any of us. Details can be found here. [...]

  9. Blue Collar Scientist » Blog Archive » Science Meetup TONIGHT Says:

    [...] This meetup is co-sponsored by Zach Miller of the blog When Pigs Fly Returns, Scott Elyard of Coherent Lighthouse, and by yours truly. [...]

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