Saturday, March 31, 2012

NCAS to participate in the Washington Academy of Science CapSci12

During the weekend of March 31-April 1, the Washington Academy of Science (WAS) is sponsoring the 5th Capital Science weekend in Arlington VA. Most affiliate organizations of the WAS are presenting talks in their specialty. As an affiliate of the WAS, NCAS is presenting 3 talks on Sunday, April 1 from 2-5pm:
- 2pm: Vaccines and autism - Prof. Marvin Zelkowitz, Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland
- 3pm: CSI Skeptic - Prof. Walter Rowe, Department of Forensic Sciences
- 4pm: Top Scams of the Year - Prof. Marvin Zelkowitz, Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland

Registration for NCAS members is $50 for the weekend; $100 for non-WAS affiliates. With 22 affiliate organizations presenting about 75 lectures, it should be a interesting, enjoyable and informative weekend. For further details and the full schedule of talks go to:

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wed March 14th, 7pm Drinking Skeptically with NCAS in MD and VA

Drinking Skeptically in MD & Now also No. VA !
2d Wednesday Each Month - 7:00 p.m

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8081 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD

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4201 Wilson BLVD
Arlington, VA 22203

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

March 10 - Ann Merchant - The Science and Entertainment Exchange

Saturday, March 10, 2012, 1:30pm
National Science Foundation
Room 110
4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA [map]

Ann Merchant (Deputy Executive Director for Communications for The National Academies) will discuss The Science & Entertainment Exchange (“The Exchange”), a program she oversees for the National Academy of Sciences that connects entertainment industry professionals with top scientists and engineers to create a synergy between accurate science and engaging story lines in both film and TV programming. From a quick fact check to a special briefing, The Exchange provides quick and easy access to experts from all the scientific disciplines. The goal of The Exchange is to use the vehicle of popular entertainment media to deliver sometimes subtle, but nevertheless powerful, messages about science.

FREE admission – Everyone welcome, members and non-members.
Refreshments and socializing after the talk.

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Meetup event

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Shadow of a Doubt - March 2012

The Monthly Calendar of the National Capital Area Skeptics
  • March 10 - Ann Merchant -  The Science & Entertainment Exchange
  • Happy 25th Birthday, NCAS!
  • NCAS to Participate in The Washington Academy of Sciences' Capital Science 2012
  • Walter Rowe at Library of Congress on March 13
  • Lawrence Krauss at UMD on March 26
  • NCAS Board Elections
  • Torn From Today's Headlines by Scott Snell - For the Birds: Is a "Flockalypse" a Sign of the Apocalypse?
  • Shadow Light
  • Drinking Skeptically - March 14th