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Thu, 2014-07-10 09:00 - Sun, 2014-07-13 21:00

This annual gathering of critical thinkers is an unparalleled opportunity to make like-minded friends, enjoy some of the brightest minds on issues important to skeptics, and leave with tools for spreading a helpful and educational message to those who might be hurt by charlatans and unfounded belief.

For More Info: http://www.amazingmeeting.com

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Public Astro Night

Thu, 2014-04-24 20:00
Rutherford Physics Building : 3600 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2T8

AstroMcGill presents the 22nd Public Astro Night, with a panel discussion about "Inflation, the Big Bang and Gravitational Waves" with invited panelists Pr. Robert Brandenberger, Pr. Matt Dobbs, and Pr. Vicky Kaspi. The discussion will strongly encourage questions from the public. It will be followed by night sky observations (weather permitting) and a lab tour. This event is intended for a general audience, and it is free of charge. No reservation is necessary. Snacks and refreshments will be served (please bring your own cup).

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Made it onto Huffington Post. For better or for worse...

Mon, 2014-04-14 09:24

A Treatment for Chemophobia

"Hey, aren't you somebody?" the teenager queried as I got into the elevator.

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Book Launch: Is That a Fact?

Fri, 2014-04-11 23:47

Date: May 8, 2014

Time: 7-9pm

Location: Atwater Library  -- 1200 Atwater Ave, Westmount

RSVP: jenna [at] ecwpress [dot] com

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Museums Day @ Redpath - Le 28e journée des musées montréalais / 28th Montreal Museums Day

Sun, 2014-05-25 (All day)
Redpath Museum : 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4

10h - 16h  Outdoor activity / Activité au dehors :

  • Faites un moulage de fossile en plâtre / Make Your Own Fossil Replica! 

(10h – 16h, weather permitting / le temps le permet)

  • Solar viewing / visualisation solaire avec /with Royal Astronomical Society / Société d'Astronomie de Montréal

(10h – 16h, weather permitting / le temps le permet)

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The Golden Eagle Hunters: A Kazakh Photo Essay

Sun, 2014-05-11 14:00
Redpath Museum : Auditorium, 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4
Price: FREE, Everyone welcome. In English.

A special Mother's Day presentation of photos taken in Kazakh region of Russia.

By Bonnie Folkins

FREE, Everyone welcome. In Auditorium.

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Parallel Lives in the Greco-Roman World

Sun, 2014-05-04 14:00
Redpath Museum : Auditorium, 859 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C4
Price: FREE, Everyone welcome. In English.

A public reading

By Denis Brault, Professor of Latin and Greek for La Fondation Humanitas.

The biographies written in Greek by Plutarch in the middle of the first century of our era introduced some interesting parallels in the lives of the Great Men of Ancient Greek and Roman history. How similar - and how different - were Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar, Demosthenes and Cicero?

Musical accompaniment by cellist Vincent Bélanger. Part of a Public Reading Series.

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If you happen to be in Washington on April 24....

Sat, 2014-04-05 09:40

Spotlight on X-STEM Speaker Dr. Joe Schwarcz!

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn about the science of the paranormal from X-STEM Speaker Dr. Joe Schwarcz at the X-STEM Extreme STEM Symposium on April 24 !

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Is That a Fact? -- Book Review

Fri, 2014-03-28 20:45

Just received the first copies of my 14th book "Is That a Fact." Should be in the stores within a couple of weeks. Official launch is May 8 at 5 PM, Atwater Public Library in Montreal.

First advance review is in:
Is That a Fact?: Frauds, Quacks, and the Real Science of Everyday Life.
Schwarcz, Joe (Author)
May 2014. 280 p. ECW, paperback, $17.95. (9781770411906). 500.

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Prof. Matt Dobbs, inaugural Dunlap Award from the Canadian Astronomical Society

Tue, 2014-03-25 16:51

Congratulations to Prof. Matt Dobbs in the Department of Physics for winning the inaugural Dunlap Award from the Canadian Astronomical Society. He received this award in recognition of his international leadership on the design and implementation of systems using Superconducting Transition-Edge Sensor bolometers. The prize citation states in part:

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