Upcoming Events

Nordenskjold and Shackleton: early Antarctic Exploration for Science

When: Thursday 21 August 2014, 6:00-7:30pm
Where: Japan Theatre, Questacon

The early history of Antarctic exploration was all in the name of science. Dr Paul Willis has been to Antarctica 8 times following in the footsteps of two early Antarctic explorers, one a household name, the other almost completely unknown. In this talk Dr Willis will take you to the frozen continent and recreate two epic voyages of scientific discovery. Along the way he will drive deep into the past visiting long forgotten worlds and major events in the history of life on Earth. All this and he’ll have you home in time for tea!

Canberra Skeptics Science Trivia Night

When: Friday 22 August 2014, 6:00-9:00pm
Where: Guiness Room, King O’Malley’s, City Walk

If you love science and trivia, the Canberra Skeptics have something special in store for you!

As part of National Science Week 2014, the Canberra Skeptics will be hosting a fun, FREE night of science trivia with special guest host Dr Paul Willis from RiAus.

All welcome – PhDs not required!

Tilting at Windmills: A look at the Myths of Australia’s First World War History

When: Monday 15 September 2014, 6:00-7:30pm
Where: Ainslie Football Club

Graham Wilson is active in a number of historical and militaria societies, is a prolific author of historical articles and has received a number of awards for military history writing. This presentation provides an overview of a sceptical historian’s look at the AIF’s “history” and will examine and debunk the entrenched claims that the light horse charge at Beersheba “saved the day” and that this charge was either “the last great cavalry charge” or “the last cavalry charge” in history.

Skeptics in the Pub

Canberra SitP are held at King O’Malleys in Civic. You’ll typically find us in The Snug – the room up the stairs behind the main bar.

Sunday August 17, 1:00pm
Sunday September 21, 1:00pm
Sunday October 19, 1:00pm
Sunday November 16, 1:00pm

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