What we're about

Hello Everyone!

Thank you for checking out Church of the Cosmos!

We are a group of individuals dedicated to understanding the true story of who we are, where we came from, and what it means to be a human in the cosmos. The story of the cosmos is the story of us. It's your story, and you have a right to know it.

This is a Meetup Group for people that want to:

A) learn more about the cosmos and its creations

B) give back to their communities in a meaningful, secular way

C) gather together to show appreciation and gratitude for the many gifts that we receive from the Cosmos

D) express their appreciation for the universe and for life without subscribing to any god mythologies

This story is just beginning. I need you to help me write it.

Please do not hesitate to message me directly if you have any questions/comments about the group. I'm always looking for ways to improve our meetups.

Regards,

Reece

Founder, Church of the Cosmos

Upcoming events (5)

Cosmos: A Personal Voyage (6/13) - Screening & Discussion

Greetings Fellow Cosmonauts! Please join us VIRTUALLY this Wednesday (8/19) as we continue our 13-week screening and discussion of Carl Sagan's Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. That's right; due to COVID-19 there WILL BE NO IN-PERSON MEETUP THIS WEEK. Instead, you can follow the link below to join a virtual meeting where we will being hosting our usual screening + discussion online: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82495533188 This is the series that started it all. Cosmos is the very first series that we ever watched together at CotC.... and now, three years and over 100 meetups later, it's back by popular demand! This week we will be watching episode (6/13). A description of Wednesday's episode is below: Episode #6: Travellers' Tales (1980, 60 min) "The journeys of the Voyager probes is put in the context of the Netherlands in the seventeenth century, with a centuries-long tradition of sailing ship explorers, and its contemporary thinkers (such as Constantijn Huygens and his son Christian). Their discoveries are compared to the Voyager probes' discoveries among the Jovian and Saturn systems. Sagan was a member of the Voyager research team, and production of the episode coincided with the probes arriving at Jupiter; at one point, Sagan is filmed receiving one of the first-ever images of one of Jupiter's moons. In Cosmos Update, image processing reconstructs Voyager's worlds and Voyager's last portrait of the Solar System as it leaves is shown." Don't worry if you don't know anything about this subject. No prior understanding of The Voyagers, The Netherlands, Jupiter, or Constantijn and Christian Huygens is required to appreciate this series and to participate in the discussion period. This is a safe-space for science and for humans who want to talk about science freely. And don't forget: CotC now has a Discord Server! So the good times can keep rolling even after the meetup ends!!! Follow this link to join:https://discord.gg/Jdg3MC5 Now for some administrative details.... I will open up the virtual meeting at 8PM. The viewing will start promptly at 8:25PM. Again, the link to the virtual meet-up room is below: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82495533188 There is a suggested donation of $2 which helps pay for our group membership to The Great Courses Plus. You can donate through the following methods: Venmo: @reece-daniel Paypal: https://www.paypal.me/reecedaniel You can also donate through meetup.com, but they take a 17% cut!! Looking forward to seeing everyone Wednesday! Regards, Reece Curator, Church of the Cosmos Organizer, SomEV Presents City Organizer, Meetup-Boston

Cosmos: A Personal Voyage (7/13) - Screening & Discussion

Greetings Fellow Cosmonauts! Please join us VIRTUALLY this Wednesday (8/26) as we continue our 13-week screening and discussion of Carl Sagan's Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. That's right; due to COVID-19 there WILL BE NO IN-PERSON MEETUP THIS WEEK. Instead, you can follow the link below to join a virtual meeting where we will being hosting our usual screening + discussion online: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82495533188 This is the series that started it all. Cosmos is the very first series that we ever watched together at CotC.... and now, three years and over 100 meetups later, it's back by popular demand! This week we will be watching episode (7/13). A description of Wednesday's episode is below: Episode #7: The Backbone of Night (1980, 60 min) "Carl Sagan teaches students in a classroom in his childhood home in Brooklyn, New York, which leads into a history of the different mythologies about stars and the gradual revelation of their true nature. In ancient Greece, some philosophers (Aristarchus of Samos, Thales of Miletus, Anaximander, Theodorus of Samos, Empedocles, Democritus) freely pursue scientific knowledge, while others (Plato, Aristotle, and the Pythagoreans) advocate slavery and epistemic secrecy. During the episode, Sagan correctly gives the students the prediction that astronomers will confirm the existence of exoplanets within their lifetime." Don't worry if you don't know anything about this subject. No prior understanding of stars, Anaximander, epistemology, or exoplanets is required to appreciate this series and to participate in the discussion period. This is a safe-space for science and for humans who want to talk about science freely. And don't forget: CotC now has a Discord Server! So the good times can keep rolling even after the meetup ends!!! Follow this link to join:https://discord.gg/Jdg3MC5 Now for some administrative details.... I will open up the virtual meeting at 8PM. The viewing will start promptly at 8:25PM. Again, the link to the virtual meet-up room is below: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82495533188 There is a suggested donation of $2 which helps pay for our group membership to The Great Courses Plus. You can donate through the following methods: Venmo: @reece-daniel Paypal: https://www.paypal.me/reecedaniel You can also donate through meetup.com, but they take a 17% cut!! Looking forward to seeing everyone Wednesday! Regards, Reece Curator, Church of the Cosmos Organizer, SomEV Presents City Organizer, Meetup-Boston

Cosmos: A Personal Voyage (8/13) - Screening & Discussion

Greetings Fellow Cosmonauts! Please join us VIRTUALLY this Wednesday (9/2) as we continue our 13-week screening and discussion of Carl Sagan's Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. That's right; due to COVID-19 there WILL BE NO IN-PERSON MEETUP THIS WEEK. Instead, you can follow the link below to join a virtual meeting where we will being hosting our usual screening + discussion online: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82495533188 This is the series that started it all. Cosmos is the very first series that we ever watched together at CotC.... and now, three years and over 100 meetups later, it's back by popular demand! This week we will be watching episode (8/13). A description of Wednesday's episode is below: Episode #8: Journeys in Space and Time (1980, 60 min) "Ideas about time and space are explored in the changes that constellations undergo over time, the redshift and blueshift measured in interstellar objects, time dilation in Albert Einstein's theory of relativity, the designs of both Leonardo da Vinci and spacecraft that could travel near light speed, time travel and its hypothetical effects on human history, the origins of the Solar System, the history of life, and the immensity of space. In Cosmos Update, the idea of faster-than-light travel by wormholes (researched by Kip Thorne and shown in Sagan's novel Contact) is discussed." Don't worry if you don't know anything about this subject. No prior understanding of redshifts, blueshifts, relativity, or wormholes is required to appreciate this series and to participate in the discussion period. This is a safe-space for science and for humans who want to talk about science freely. And don't forget: CotC now has a Discord Server! So the good times can keep rolling even after the meetup ends!!! Follow this link to join:https://discord.gg/Jdg3MC5 Now for some administrative details.... I will open up the virtual meeting at 8PM. The viewing will start promptly at 8:25PM. Again, the link to the virtual meet-up room is below: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82495533188 There is a suggested donation of $2 which helps pay for our group membership to The Great Courses Plus. You can donate through the following methods: Venmo: @reece-daniel Paypal: https://www.paypal.me/reecedaniel You can also donate through meetup.com, but they take a 17% cut!! Looking forward to seeing everyone Wednesday! Regards, Reece Curator, Church of the Cosmos Organizer, SomEV Presents City Organizer, Meetup-Boston

Cosmos: A Personal Voyage (9/13) - Screening & Discussion

Greetings Fellow Cosmonauts! Please join us VIRTUALLY this Wednesday (9/9) as we continue our 13-week screening and discussion of Carl Sagan's Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. That's right; due to COVID-19 there WILL BE NO IN-PERSON MEETUP THIS WEEK. Instead, you can follow the link below to join a virtual meeting where we will being hosting our usual screening + discussion online: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82495533188 This is the series that started it all. Cosmos is the very first series that we ever watched together at CotC.... and now, three years and over 100 meetups later, it's back by popular demand! This week we will be watching episode (9/13). A description of Wednesday's episode is below: Episode #9: The Lives of the Stars (1980, 60 min) "The simple act of making an apple pie is extrapolated into the atoms and subatomic particles (electrons, protons, and neutrons) necessary. Many of the ingredients necessary are formed of chemical elements formed in the life and deaths of stars (such as our own Sun), resulting in massive red giants and supernovae or collapsing into white dwarfs, neutron stars, pulsars, and even black holes. These produce all sorts of phenomena, such as radioactivity, cosmic rays, and even the curving of spacetime by gravity. Cosmos Update mentions the supernova SN 1987A and neutrino astronomy." Don't worry if you don't know anything about this subject. No prior understanding of apple pies, electrons, red giants, or supernovae is required to appreciate this series and to participate in the discussion period. This is a safe-space for science and for humans who want to talk about science freely. And don't forget: CotC now has a Discord Server! So the good times can keep rolling even after the meetup ends!!! Follow this link to join:https://discord.gg/Jdg3MC5 Now for some administrative details.... I will open up the virtual meeting at 8PM. The viewing will start promptly at 8:25PM. Again, the link to the virtual meet-up room is below: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82495533188 There is a suggested donation of $2 which helps pay for our group membership to The Great Courses Plus. You can donate through the following methods: Venmo: @reece-daniel Paypal: https://www.paypal.me/reecedaniel You can also donate through meetup.com, but they take a 17% cut!! Looking forward to seeing everyone Wednesday! Regards, Reece Curator, Church of the Cosmos Organizer, SomEV Presents City Organizer, Meetup-Boston

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