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Jay Reynolds, Research Astronomer Cleveland State University, will present a lecture on how interstellar space travel is not just the “stuff” of science fiction. The technology does exist to enable us to travel to the nearest solar system in a reasonable amount of time. The lecture will be presented in the Main Stage Theater located in the Kleist Center for Art and Drama on the campus of Baldwin-Wallace University in Berea. The talk actually begins at 7:30 PM, but we gather early to make it easier for people to find each other. After the lecture, the Burrell Observatory will be open for viewing, weather permitting. This is a free lecture, however tickets are required. Tickets can be obtained on line at www.bw.edu/tickets, in person at the Kleist Center box office Monday-Friday,12:00-5:00, or by phone at (440)[masked]. The Kleist Center is located at 95 E Bagley Rd on the North side of Bagley Rd. at the corner of Beech Street. The entrance is on Beech Street. Free parking is available along Beech Street and behind the Kleist Center. If there's sufficient interest (and there generally is), afterwards we can gather at a local restaurant, of which there are several.
Gals and Guys come on out to "think freely" while eating good food, catching up with friends and meeting new ones! This is a monthly Meetup, held primarily on the last Thursday of each month, but the day might change some months. RSVP by: Tuesday, February 26th, 7:00pm MENU: https://www.aladdinseatery.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/ae-201811-carryout-menu-web.pdf I will be getting there at about 6:45pm, so feel free to come early too if you like. Reservation will be under my name and "Cleveland Freethinkers." Hope to see you there! Suzy Wernet
Our third "Testy Topics" Roundtable will focus on the second of the taboo topics that "shouldn't" be discussed in everyday company (the first of course being religion)... politics! More specifically, we'll focus on the often hazardous terrain of the current political landscape. On the Right, we see too much ignorance, too much God, some bigotry, and the same ossified ideas being recycled. On the Left, we see too much naivete, too much cowardice, and some ideas being put forth that seem like the equivalent of unicorns farting rainbows. Not to mention the scourge of Trumpism on the Right - and a tendency towards tribalistic purity tests among the Left that seem disturbingly evangelical in their nature. A number of group members have expressed that they are politically disaffected - and like many others across the nation, they can no longer fully identify with either political "tribe". The cause may or may not be the actions of the political party itself... in this age of instantaneous internet soundbites, peripheral people with a platform are quite capable of precipitating the political alienation (and sometimes, apathy) of others. Those who feel politically disaffected are encouraged to attend this one! Unlike the first two Testy Topics entries, this one probably won't have much in the ways of organizer-provided graphics to use as discussion points - we will, however, have a laptop/projector handy to look up items and fact check, if need be. Hope to see you there! :)
Gals and Guys come on out to "think freely" while eating good food, catching up with friends and meeting new ones! This is a monthly Meetup, held primarily on the last Thursday of each month, but the day might change some months. RSVP by: I will be getting there at about 6:45pm, so feel free to come early too if you like. Reservation will be under my name and "Cleveland Freethinkers." Hope to see you there! Suzy Wernet