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Watch Cool Science Stuff! (WCSS) - Apr. 2013

Update: Changing the date so that people have more time to plan and hopefully make it to this month's WCSS. Also, our science expert got tied up, so he can't make it this month...we'll try to get him in May!

WHAT?
The idea is to get together and watch some great/interesting science/skeptical stuff (TV series, movies, etc.) This is intended to be a very casual meetup...drop by, hang out, discuss after, and then maybe go out grab a bite/drink later.

We will watch episodes/videos from the list below. If you have some stuff you'd like to share (from below list), please feel free to put it up as an option.
1) Nova (TV series, 1974-present)
2) Nova ScienceNOW (TV series, 2005-present)
3) TED Talks

FORMAT
After a few talks/episodes, depending on the length (10-60 minutes in length), we'll take a short break for discussion/Q&A.

AUDIO/VIDEO
The library's meeting room has a projection screen. Jennifer is usually generous enough to let us use her projector. I can bring my computer, speakers, and subwoofer. This worked out pretty well the last few times. I'll be sure to have some talks/episodes pre-loaded on my laptop so we're not at the mercy of the library's wifi.

SNACKS/DRINKS
You're encouraged to bring snacks as long as you don't make a mess and clean up after yourself. You can also bring a non-alcoholic beverage of your choice, as long you promise not to spill it!

TRANSPORTATION/PARKING
Library has a small parking lot and there's street parking. Close to the CTA blue line (few blocks away).

HANGOUT AFTER
Lastly, for bonus points, if you know a good spot for a big group to hang out (eat, drink, talk) after 5pm in Logan Square, please comment below. The one with most "likes" wins!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    As mentioned during the meetup, here's more info on goats with accents: http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/17061101

    April 27, 2013

  • Ernest M. Whiteman I.

    Sorry, things change. I'll work to be there next time.

    April 27, 2013

  • Pablo

    Gonna try to be there. I haven't been to one in a while. :)

    April 27, 2013

  • Ryan B.

    Might make it after.. tied up till 5.

    April 26, 2013

  • Maynard F.

    Sorry. Last minute change of plans. Will look forward to future events.

    April 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hola. Can some1 please RSVP "Yes" here: www.meetup.com/chicago-science-field-trips-club/events/[masked]/?

    April 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Details: It's the same event, listed under suggested meetup in the Chicago Science Field Trips group, and once we have 3 people who have RSVPed "Yes", the event becomes an official meetup (vs. suggested).

      April 22, 2013

  • Beth

    Ok, Sunil just changed the location to Logan Square, but the description still says Jeff Park. WUT

    April 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      WHAAAT?! That's wack. Lol, good catch Beth. Corrected it...thanks!

      April 11, 2013

  • A former member

    A former member changed the location from Jefferson Park Library to Logan Square Library

    April 10, 2013

  • A former member

    A former member changed the date and time from Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 2:00 PM to Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    April 10, 2013

  • Jennifer

    On a day I'm working again :(...at least this time you guys already have the projector! If work ends unexpectedly early, I'll try to come by.

    April 9, 2013

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