Monday, October 12, 2020

November 14 - In a World…A Hollywood View of Planets

Presented by Caitlin Ahrens, Ph. D.
NASA Solar System Ambassador

Saturday, November 14, 2020

1:30 pm (Online Virtual Talk)

The link to view the live stream of this talk is https://youtu.be/9LC0OR_hhqI


In this presentation, Dr. Caitlin Ahrens will explore the changing views of planetary sciences through cinematic history, venturing across fascinating planetary landscapes, first on the silver screen, and then again in real planetary photographs. She will also discuss “dangerous” planets and their prospects for astrobiology.


 
Dr. Ahrens is a planetary scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, studying lunar ices and impact craters. She also produces the “Scratching the Surface” weekly segment (and forthcoming podcast) about planetary science news for KUAF-FM, the NPR station in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Named one of the 2018 Ten Outstanding Young Americans by JCI USA, Dr. Ahrens volunteers as a “NASA Solar System Ambassador,” communicating the science and excitement of NASA's space exploration missions and discoveries with the people in their communities.

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Shadow of a Doubt - October 2020

  • October 10- Lecture: Synchronicity, Presented by Paul Halpern, PhD
  • November 14 Lecture: Caitlin Ahrens, PhD will talk on "In a World ... A Hollywood View of Planets."
  • Message to Current and Prospective NCAS Members
  • Robert L. Park: NCAS Mourns the death of long-time friend of NCAS who died on April 29.
  • Belgian Skeptics Seek Crowdfunding after Multimillionaire Takes Lawsuit to Appeals Court
  • Amazon Smile helps to support NCAS 
  • Shadow Lite
  • Time to Renew?
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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

October 10 - Synchronicity: The Epic Quest to Understand the Quantum Nature of Cause and Effect

Presented by Paul Halpern

Professor of physics at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Saturday, October 10, 2020 

1:30 pm (Virtual talk via computer)

The link to view the live stream of this talk is https://youtu.be/-fdIsyS0zF0

In this talk, Paul Halpern will discuss his new book, Synchronicity: The Epic Quest to Understand the Quantum Nature of Cause and Effect.  Synchronicity is a popular science book about the search for connections in nature, from the debates of the ancient Greeks to modern quantum teleportation experiments, centering on the dialogue between Nobel physicist Wolfgang Pauli and psychoanalyst Carl Jung in the mid-20th century.  Together they explored a concept called "synchronicity," a weird phenomenon they thought could link events without causes.

Paul Halpern is a professor of physics at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and the author of sixteen popular science books, including The Quantum Labyrinth and Einstein’s Dice and Schrödinger’s Cat. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship and a Fulbright scholarship, and is a fellow of the American Physical Society. He lives near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.






Saturday, September 12, 2020

Shadow of a Doubt - September 2020

  • September 12, 2020 - Investigating the ghosts of New Mexico
  • Board of Directors Election
  • Message to Members - Extending memberships
  • Prez Sez
  • October Lecture
  • Torn from today's headlines
  • My first ghost hunting tour
  • Amazon Smile
  • Shadow Lite
  • Time to renew

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