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Science Discussion: Tonight! Radio Astronomy by Robert McGown, Beaverton Library

Science Discussion: an on-going series of discussion groups focused upon science and utilizing the scientific perspective (naturalism, critical thinking). In April, after the usual discussion of science news, Robert McGown will do a presentation on Radio Astronomy.

This month we are at the Beaverton Library: next month we'll be back at the Friendly House in Portland.

Within the scope of group discussions is anything science-related (e.g. philosophy of science, methods of science, things that hinder science, ethical implications of scientific discoveries and spin-off technology, philosophy inspired by science, etc.). When the subject of discussions are problems (of individuals or society), the intent is to discuss them with a critical, analytical, scientific perspective (objective and unbiased), with more focus upon framing and setting up problems than arriving at solutions. Political discussion is considered outside the scope of the group.

See the comments below for information on the topic for the next meeting and how you can vote on it. Voting info will be available within two weeks of the last meeting.

Social time begins at 6:15, light refreshments provided; discussion is from 6:30 - 8:15. 

All Meetup fees are paid by our sponsor; donations towards the work of HGP are gratefully accepted.

We look forward to seeing you - bring a friend!

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  • Willie W.

    Polly, You might think about going to the Humanists of Greater Portland meeting on Easter. It will begin at 10:00 and we do have a children's program for your daughter. We meet at the Friendly House at NW 26th and Thurman. Here's the info on the program:
    The Mystery of Dark Matter in Our Universe
    Presented By Duane Ray, PhD
    There is five times as much ?dark? matter as there is matter from
    which the stars, the planets and we are made.

    April 7, 2012

  • Willie W.

    I learned so much!

    April 7, 2012

  • Steve J.

    Radio astronomy... it's in the first message above.

    April 5, 2012

  • Polly J.

    What's the topic for tonight?

    April 5, 2012

  • Steve J.

    April 5th HGP Science Discussion
    The April 5th HGP Science discussion will be held from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in the Beaverton Library, Room B. After our usual discussion of recent science news, Robert McGown will give a presentation on radio astronomy, followed by questions, answers and discussion. - Steve Jacobs

    March 15, 2012

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