The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada annual open house is planned for Saturday Oct. 5 at the Sleaford Observatory. See the poster below for details.
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Regina’s Prairie Dog Magazine has this article by Paul Dechene about claimed psychic Chip Coffey confronting Regina’s CFI “educators” while they were handing out information about psychics outside his show.
Chip Coffey sure doesn’t like me. He isn’t a big fan of the Centre For Inquiry Regina either. Found this out when I showed up before his show at the Hotel Saskatchewan last night to take some pics of the CFI crew. They were handing out fliers with information about the methods psychics use in their shows, and I thought a blog post on their action might make a nice coda to our Chip Coffey coverage.
Regina’s Prairie Dog has an article by Paul Dechene. It is an interview with mentalist and magician Mark Edward about psychic and media personality Chip Coffey.
Last year, Edward was ejected from a Chip Coffey show in Los Angeles for giving out cold reading tip sheets.
He refers to Coffey as a “grief vampire.”
Planet S has this wonderful take down of claimed psychic and TV personality Chip Coffey:
Which is too bad, because I was curious to find out if his psychic powers would have revealed that I’m a completely duplicitous bastard. Maybe his spirit guides would’ve warned him that I already had an interview in the can with Mark Edward, a professional mentalist and magician.
For the full article go here
The first Darwin Day talk by Frank McDougall on the Evolving Landscapes of the Cypress Hills Uplands of South-West Saskatchewan and their effect on the flora and fauna of the area.
Robert Sawyer, award-winning Science Fiction author, will be in Saskatoon to promote his new book Red Planet Blues. He will be at McNalley Robinson Wednesday Mar. 27 at 7:00pm in the travel alcove. For more information see the McNalley Robinson website or on Facebook.
Saskatoon Launch of Red Planet Blues (Penguin Group Canada)
Robert J. Sawyer, the author of such “revelatory and thought-provoking” novels as Triggers and The WWW Trilogy, presents a noir mystery expanded from his Hugo and Nebula Award-nominated novella “Identity Theft” and his Aurora Award-winning short story “Biding Time,” and set on a lawless Mars in a future where everything is cheap, and life is even cheaper…
Robert J. Sawyer was born in Ottawa and lives in Mississauga with his wife, poet Carolyn Clink. He has won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards for best novel, as well as the Crime Writers of Canada’s Arthur Ellis Award for mystery fiction. The ABC TV series FlashForward was based on his novel of the same name.
The next CFI Saskatoon meetup is on The Future of Fossil Fuels:
Sunday, February 24, 2013
11:30 AMVenice House
906 Central Avenue
Saskatoon, SK S7N 2G8Bob Matheos will discuss the following about the future of fossil fuels:
why fossil fuels are important
why they will generally become more expensive and less available over time
how that transition has played out so far, and
how it might look in the future.
As most people know a meteor cased a lot of damage and harm in Russia this morning. This blog a a collection of videos.
Last week Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield from orbit joined Ed Robertson and the rest of the Barenaked Ladies to sing a Space Jam. Check out the video.
The original CBC page is here.
Regina’s first Darwin Day celebration was held yesterday. Organizer David Richards reported:
Darwin Day went fantastic. We had around 85 people in attendance and everyone I talked to seemed to enjoy the event. More pics and a video still to come.