Archive for January, 2012

Stuff Skeptics Say

Posted in Skeptic on January 26, 2012 by saskskeptic

CFI Saskatoon Annual General Meeting

Posted in Saskatoon on January 22, 2012 by saskskeptic

CFI Saskatoon is having its Annual General Meeting:

Sunday, January 29, 2012, 11:30 AM

Venice House
906 Central Avenue
Saskatoon, SK S7N 2G8

Calgary: Lawrence Krauss Lecture

Posted in Event, Feed Your Brain, lecture, news on January 22, 2012 by saskskeptic

CFI Calgary is hosting a Lecture by physicist Lawrence Krauss.

Starts: Thursday, February 23rd 2012 at 7:30 pm
Ends: Thursday, February 23rd 2012 at 9:30 pm

Theoretical physicist, and author of A Universe from NothingLawrence Krauss is coming to Calgary!

Prof. Lawrence M. Krauss is an internationally known theoretical physicist and author with wide research interests, including the interface between elementary particle physics and cosmology, where his studies include the early universe, the nature of dark matter, general relativity and neutrino astrophysics. He has investigated questions ranging from the nature of exploding stars to issues of the origin of all mass in the universe.

Join the Centre For Inquiry in Calgary where Prof. Lawrence Krauss will be discussing his new book “A Universe From Nothing”. Lawrence Krauss offers provocative, revelatory answers to the most basic philosophical questions: Where did our universe come from? Why is there something rather than nothing? And how is it all going to end?

Tickets are $20 for the general public, $10 for “Friends of the Center”, and $15 for students, and can be purchased at the event or throughEvent Brite.

Sad, Empty Places? Marketing ‘Ghost Towns’ in Saskatchewan

Posted in Media, news, Regina, Saskatoon on January 22, 2012 by saskskeptic has an article about hunting Saskatchewan Ghost Towns:

A new and fashionable trend in tourism is invading rural regions of western Canada. SUV crossovers, front windows obscured by maps and cameras, are driving down gravel backroads, sweeping around correction line curves and screeching to a stop when a wide-eyed fox creeps across to its den in the culvert.

Are lazy Sunday drives, once the mainstay of 1950s nuclear families, making a comeback? Are the drivers frantically trying to find the way to an uncle’s farm they haven’t seen since childhood?

No. The latest tourism destination is the proverbial ‘empty’ Saskatchewan landscape itself. Or, more specifically, the landscape of places that used to exist, but are no longer there.

Welcome to the latest tourism craze: hunting for ghost towns.

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Drew Berry: Animations of unseeable biology

Posted in lecture, science on January 22, 2012 by saskskeptic

TED talk about animating cellular biology.

Heritage Festival of Saskatoon 2012

Posted in Event, Saskatoon on January 21, 2012 by saskskeptic

The 2012 Heritage Festival of Saskatoon will highlight the sports, recreation, and leisure of Saskatoon and area with the theme Saskatoon PastTimes: See How We Played!  The festival is on Sunday, February 5, 2012, 12 – 5 pm at the Western Development Museum, 2610 Lorne Avenue.

Get transported back to an earlier time!  We invite you to become familiar with our rich heritage through the variety of heritage themed displays & interactive exhibits throughout the museum.  Come at noon and join in the opening parade!  Try your hand at rope making, nib pen & ink, and wheat grinding.  Take a sleigh ride or brush up on your “home skills”.  Don’t forget to stop by the photo booth!  These and other hands-on activities & demonstrations are offered throughout the day.  Entertainment on two stages features performances by fantastic children’s entertainers, dancers, singers, and musicians.   Free Admission to the Museum and Festival.

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Family Literacy Festival

Posted in Event, news, Saskatoon on January 21, 2012 by saskskeptic

Saturday 1:00pm until 4:00pm

Join us for face painting, games, crafts, storytelling and a whole lot of fun as we journey around the world through the day and celebrate family literacy.

Frances Morrison Library / Room 3 (Lower Level)



Presented in partnership with the Saskatoon and Region Family Literacy Advisory Group.