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

New location: Jefferson Park

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
Parking meters and free street parking. Take CTA if possible (a few minutes from the Jefferson Park Blue line stop).

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 Jefferson Park, please comment below. The one with most "likes" wins!

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  • Karie

    I hope I can make it, it's also close to my neighborhood! But I may be doing chores all day...

    March 22, 2013

  • Leo F.

    This sounds great, I would definitely take the train from Milwaukee if the location wasn't so far from downtown.

    March 22, 2013

  • Gale W.

    Looks like fun. I'm going to try to make it. I am a bit of a science geek and love Nova.

    March 22, 2013

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