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Public Astronomy for Earth Hour at the Circle Park Mall

Posted in Event, news, Saskatoon, science on March 9, 2014 by saskskeptic

Each year the Saskatoon Royal Astronomical Society and Circle Park Mall host an astronomy night. As part of Earth Hour the mall turns off its parking lot lights and the RASC members bring out their telescopes for a free public viewing. This year this will take place on March 29. None of the other details are available yet but obviously this will take place starting around sunset.


Saskatoon Royal Astronomical Society Open House

Posted in Event, Feed Your Brain, news, Saskatoon, science on September 30, 2013 by saskskeptic

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.


Coffey Confrontation At Hotel Saskatchewan

Posted in Media, news, Regina, science, Skeptic on May 1, 2013 by saskskeptic

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.

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The Dark Side Of Coffey: An Interview With Mentalist Mark Edward

Posted in Media, news, Regina, Skeptic with tags , on May 1, 2013 by saskskeptic

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.”

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Planet S Takes Down Chip Coffey

Posted in Media, news, Saskatoon, science, Skeptic on April 20, 2013 by saskskeptic

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

Saskatoon Darwin Day 2013 Lecture-Darwin Day 2013-The Evolving Landscapes of Cypress Hills

Posted in lecture, news, Saskatoon, science with tags , , , , on April 19, 2013 by saskskeptic

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 Reading and Book Signing

Posted in Event, Media, news, Saskatoon on March 17, 2013 by saskskeptic

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.