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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.

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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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