Skeptics Booth at Astronomy Days

Astronomy Days is a two day event hosted by the Raleigh Museum of Natural Sciences. There will be exhibits, workshops, telescopes and a many other exciting astronomy themed activities.

This year we have the opportunity to have a booth at the event! We can help teach kids and adults about science, promote critical thinking and at the same time share what a skeptic is. Our group will be hosting an exhibit called "Astronomy Fact or Fiction." People can learn whether things such as the face on mars, the moon landing, and other astronomy related statements you hear are true or false.

In order to make this happen we need volunteers to help man the booth. Each shift is only 2 hours and if you volunteer for two shifts you get free lunch. If you choose to volunteer sign up quickly so we know whether we can commit to this or not. You don't have to be an expert in astronomy.

Astronomy Days Schedule:

January 26 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

January 27 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

http://naturalsciences.org/programs-events/astronomy-days-1

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  • Faith

    Due to the icky weather the museum will not open until 11 am to the public. There is no changes to anyone shifts, except the inital shift being cancel. Ramiro and I were going to cover that one but we both will be there to set up and will be around the duration of the event to help fill etc. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

    January 25, 2013

  • Ramiro

    The museum is printing name cards for us! If could please put your name in the following document and note which Shift you want to take that would be great:

    https://docs.google.com/file/d/1dPcRcWVtyrUCb4smCf82yHOYSf06Pr7KhYzWhnlDwd9gZm0MAVOszDe7s5kx/edit

    Or just post it in a comment.

    January 17, 2013

    • Ed

      I can pull up this doc but not change it, so here's my info: Sat 2nd shift (11am-1pm) "Ed Davis" and if they want a career title "Mechanical Engineer"

      January 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm not able to pull it up either, but unfortunately I'm going to have to pull out - I just got an extra work assignment and will be crazy busy that week. I will still try to come by, though!

      January 17, 2013

  • Ramiro

    This is what we currently have for our booth:

    http://50.56.221.43/AFF/index.html

    I think we can improve on it and make it better. If you have any ideas on how to change it let me know.

    January 17, 2013

  • Austin L.

    I can be there both days for some time. I will probably have an astrophysicist with me.

    January 3, 2013

  • Jack van D.

    Yes, I can be a volunteer.

    January 3, 2013

  • Elizabeth

    I am definitely interested! Let me pin down my schedule better, and get back to you as soon as possible. :-)

    January 2, 2013

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