Past Meetup

Humanist Program: The Hunt for Other Worlds and Life in the Universe

This Meetup is past

29 people went

Every 2nd Saturday of the month until April 12, 2019

Club Level Coworking (2nd floor)

35 east gay street 2nd floor · Columbus, oh

How to find us

There are 2 and 3 hour parking meters for 75 cents an hour on Gay St, 3rd St, Long St, and Spring St (note: don't use the green meters on Gay, they are for a half-hour). There is also a lot on the corner of 3rd and Long for $5.

Location image of event venue


The Humanist Monthly Program is our longest running event and still a community favorite. In the old days it used to be called "Going to HCCO" and we still like to think of it as our flagship event.

Join us each and every second Saturday for free breakfast, coffee, and enlightening presentations. The coffee, fruit, and pastries start flowing at 11:30am and the presentation starts at 12noon.

This month is also a very special month for HCCO. We are celebrating HCCO's 40th birthday! We'll have some birthday treats for everyone to enjoy.

This month our speaker will be Scott Gaudi. Scott is the Thomas Jefferson Professor for Discovery and Space Exploration at the Ohio State University Department of Astronomy. He'll be presenting "The Hunt for Other Worlds and Life in the Universe".

Talk Description:
"We are privileged to live in a remarkable time. For the first time in human history, we are beginning to glimpse answers to some of our oldest questions: Are there other worlds out there? Are there other solar systems like ours? Do those systems contain Earthlike planets? Do those planets harbor life? I will provide a guided tour of the golden age of the exploration of extrasolar worlds and the search for extraterrestrial life, focusing on the hunt for analogs to our solar system, and the search for the 'pale blue dot': another world just like our own."

You can learn more about Scott and his talk on the OSU website here:

NOTE ON ACCESSIBILITY: Unfortunately this location is not handicap accessible. The meeting space is up two short flights of stairs. We apologize for this inconvenience. We are working on finding a long term space that meets this need for our community.