Monday, March 30, 2009

The Truth About Psychic Detectives

Tuesday, April 14, 7:30 pm - Public & Free

Benjamin Radford, Skeptical Inquirer Managing Editor

Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd., Bethesda, MD (map)
Near Bethesda metro (directions)

Psychic detectives seem to be everywhere on TV. Many of them claim to find missing persons, and solve cases for police and the FBI. But how good is the evidence for their claims? Drawing on a decade of personal investigations and case studies, Benjamin Radford will reveal a side of psychic detectives that you won't see on Medium or Larry King Live (Flyer)

Saturday, March 28, 2009

NCAS Philip J. Klass Award to CFI's Paul Kurtz, Ph.D.

Paul Kurtz Philip J. Klass

Friday, Apr 10 - 11:30 am (Flyer)
NCAS 2009 Philip J. Klass Award Presentation to CFI's Paul Kurtz, Ph.D.
At the Center For Inquiry's 12th World Congress, Bethesda, MD

Special Opportunity for NCAS Members
Join with skeptics from around the world when NCAS honors the father of organized skepticism. NCAS will bestow its 2009 Philip J. Klass Award on Paul Kurtz, founder and chairman of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry and Prometheus Books, at the start of the CFI Friday luncheon (11:30 AM, April 10) at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda (Crystal Ballroom), located at 7400 Wisconsin Avenue, directly above the Bethesda Metro station. Admission for NCAS members is free (or $35 to include lunch). NCAS members ordering lunch should register at the CFI event website, or by calling 1-800-458-1366. All other NCAS members planning to attend (without lunch) should RSVP at

NCAS Poster at CFI World Congress

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Drinking Skeptically with NCAS Wed April 8 at 7 pm

Drinking Skeptically Comes to the DC Area!

2d Wednesday Each Month -- Drop in 7 - 9 p.m

Jackie’s Restaurant (map)
8081 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD

What is Drinking Skeptically, you may ask? (You are a skeptic after all, questions are expected.) Drinking Skeptically is an informal social event designed to promote fellowship and networking among skeptics, critical thinkers, and like-minded individuals. It provides an opportunity for skeptics to talk, share ideas (and yes, drink) in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. We discuss the issues of the day and whatever else is on our minds. But most of all, we have fun while promoting skepticism, science, and rationality. Don’t drink? Don’t let that stop you from joining us! Some of the world’s most famous skeptics are teetotalers, and we are happy to have you! Remember that drinking skeptically means drinking responsibly. If there’s one thing science has taught us, it’s the effects of alcohol on the human body.

Monday, March 02, 2009

May 22-24 Penn & Teller Coming to Atlantic City

Tickets for the Memorial Day Weekend Penn & Teller shows are available by special presale from Ticketmaster starting at 10 AM EDT on Tuesday, March 10.

Enter presale code PTAC at these Ticketmaster links:

Friday, May 22:
Saturday, May 23:
Sunday, May 24:

All shows start at 9 PM. Seating chart for the concert venue at Harrah's:

Tickets are $45 - $75 plus Ticketmaster surcharges.

Presale ends Thursday, March 12 at 8 AM EDT. General public sale begins Saturday, March 14 at 10 AM EDT.

No group sales are available. But if you let us know (at which night you plan to attend, we can put you in touch with other NCASers if you want to arrange a meet-up.