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BAS SkepTalk: Tunguska, Steampunk, and Those Harvard Women by Norm Sperling

What would have happened if Harvard's women astronomers had discovered the comet that slammed into Russia in 1908?

It's a perfect story for a steampunk-science novel, with Jules Verne and friends trying to save St. Petersburg, and Lenin plotting against them! No need for magic, but bring your pith helmet and goggles.

Norm Sperling is a popular Bay Area Astronomer, emeritus professor of Astronomy at UC Berkeley, and a BAS Board Member. Please check out HIS BLOG.

La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley. A 6 minute stroll from the Ashby BART station.

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  • Laurie

    Interesting and thought provoking

    November 15, 2013

  • David D.

    This was fun. A book of committee action with a request of a committee assistance to solve the final polish. Great story though.

    November 14, 2013

  • Laurie

    Looking forward to hearing the speaker and seeing all my fellow skeptics

    1 · November 13, 2013

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