Upcoming Must See NYC Skeptics Events

Of course you love Gotham Skeptic.

And all of the cool kids attended Skepticamp NYC this past weekend.

And you you might be rejected from the East Coast if you don’t make it to the Northeast Conference on Science & Skepticism (NECSS 2011 will be held April 9-10th).

But did you know that NYC Skeptics puts on several special [...]

A Happy Marriage Between Magic and Science

Occasionally, something interesting happens in an eastern city that is not NYC. Very occasionally. But I caught wind of a new scheme thought up by the curators at Harvard’s Natural History Museum to capitalize on Harry Potter mania and to teach kids about the natural world. The Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt is a clever way to [...]

Flash Wednesday

SkepticampNYC 2010 is filling up fast. Reserve your spot today!

The latest Rationally Speaking podcast is now available for download featuring Joshua Knobe on Experimental Philosophy. Our last episode has been downloaded a record 20,000 times. Thank you everyone for listening!

Rationally Speaking co-host and NYC Skeptics board member Julia Galef will be moderating a panel [...]

Flash Wednesday

Save the date for NECSS 2011 with keynote speaker Dr. Phil Plait! April 9-10, 2011 in New York City — for the latest news and updates, stay tuned to www.necsscon.org, the NECSS facebook page, and twitter feed (@NECSS).

SkepticampNYC is only a month away! Registration is still open for the second annual “Skepticamp” — an “un-conference” where [...]

Announcing NECSS 2011!

Save the date for NECSS 2011

Next year’s Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism will take place on April 9-10, 2011 in New York City. This will be our third annual conference, and it promises to be bigger and better in every way — with a larger venue, more [...]

Flash Wednesday

  • The latest Rationally Speaking podcast episode is now available. This week’s special guest is Brendan Nyhan discusses why false beliefs refuse to die.
  • For the third year in a row, Brooklyn’s high-tech Gravesend Inn haunted attraction at NYC College of Technology is welcoming NYC Skeptics. This year, in addition to a backstage tour with systems designer John Huntington, NYC Skeptics attendees are invited to participate in a skeptical psychological research study! The festivities will take place on Saturday October 30, 2010 at 6PM. For more information click here.
  • This year NYC Skeptics is proud to sponsor our second SkeptiCamp — an “open” skeptical and scientific conference. The format differs from a traditional conference in that the attendees themselves also function as presenters. This year we will have more space, more presenters, and more fun! We again expect to have a full house of attendees and we encourage you to register early, as we cannot guarantee tickets will be available at the door. This year’s SkeptiCamp will take place on December 4, 2010 from 10AM-6PM. Registration is $15 and directly helps cover the costs of the conference. Register today!
  • In case you haven’t heard, President Obama will soon be appearing on Mythbusters to promote science education. AWESOME!

SkeptiCamp NYC 2010 Registration Now Open!

Register to Attend!

Saturday, December 4th, 2010 in New York City

What is it?!
SkeptiCamp is like a science conference, except that the content is provided by the attendees themselves! Some prefer to call it an “unconference” for that reason.

It is based on a successful model of gatherings referred to as “BarCamp“, which have primarily focused [...]

Flash Wednesday

Our next public lecture will feature Professor Graham Priest, and will take place on Saturday Sept. 11. After the lecture, please join Prof. Priest and your fellow skeptics for a casual meal at Agave restaurant, located at 7th Ave South between Charles and West 10th Street. We are set to begin at 3PM [...]

Bad Universe: More Skepticism on TV!

Because when you are dealing with the universe, ignorance is deadly!

Sunday night was the premier of the first episode of Bad Universe, Phil Plait’s foray into television. This show is a sort of MythBusters style science show involving demonstrations (ostensibly using combustible materials) to prove or disprove claims and hypotheses.Unlike MythBusters, or the useless MythBusters spin-off called Time-Warp that had even less science and more blowing stuff up, Plait’s show is supposed to be much more science and scientist heavy. Huzzah! … continue reading this entry.

NECSS 2009 DVDs On Sale NOW!

Use these nicely edited DVDs to prove to people that YOU were at the very first NECSS. Alternatively, watch the DVD and just tell everyone you were there! To purchase visit this site, with [...]

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