What we're about

As human beings, living in this so-called free and secular nation, we have the ability and the right to question, examine and dissect all things religious, all things political, all things philosophical, all things cultural, even all things scientific.

Any attempts to silence freethought will only make us think louder!

Upcoming events (5+)

Gals and Guys Gastronomic Gala

El Jalapeños Authentic Mexican Restaurant

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, June 25, 7:00 pm Restaurant Website: http://www.eljalapenos.com/index.html MENU: http://www.eljalapenos.com/menu.html I will be getting there at about 6:45 pm, 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

Henrietta Swan Leavitt Memorial Star Party 6 (and Potluck)

The Freethinkers Palace

...And with her important discoveries, humanity was on the path of finding out just how immense the Universe is. Join us for our 6th annual Henrietta Swan Leavitt Memorial Star Party/Potluck! Henrietta is an unsung hero of 20th century science who made a most important discovery that paved the way for modern cosmology. From Wikipedia: "Leavitt discovered the relation between the luminosity and the period of Cepheid variable stars (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cepheid_variable). Though she received little recognition in her lifetime, it was her discovery that first allowed astronomers to measure the distance between the Earth and faraway galaxies. After Leavitt's death, Edwin Hubble used the luminosity-period relation for Cepheids to determine that the Milky Way is not the only galaxy in the observable universe, and that the universe is expanding." The first three HSL Memorial Star Parties were all held in late May - the weather was ridiculously perfect for all 3 (we got lucky!). For the past 2 years we decided to shift it to July, for a different evening sky (the Summer Milky Way will be riding high in the sky soon after dark). Unfortunately, the weather didn't cooperate last year - but hopefully this time around we'll have crystal clear skies! A thin crescent Moon will be the first astronomical treat - it will be only 19% lit (plus "Earthshine"?) and should be a very cool sight in the scopes. Later in the evening, both Jupiter and Saturn will be very well placed for viewing! If the skies are sufficiently clear and dark after the Moon sets, we'll be checking out some deep sky objects as well. This will be a potluck, so please consider bringing something to share! We'll be providing an assortment of grillables (plus condiments etc) and some snacks and soft drinks, coffee, etc. As in past years, we'll get a fire going later in the evening. Feel free to say what you intend to bring in the comments below as the date draws nearer. Hope to see you there! :)

Explore NASA’s Drop Zone - Zero-Gravity Research Facility

NASA Glenn Research Center

Glenn Research Center offers public tours of its research facilities https://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/events/tours.html?fbclid=IwAR2SbKV3P_Zc6FR3Kb8RyT3sqi7tqcXC_pQvazW6Jsxy49dQy-NUq8EZ3AA --> July 13 - Explore NASA’s Drop Zone - Zero-Gravity Research Facility The tour departs at 11:00 a.m. Each tour lasts about 45 minutes, please read all of the links info that is posted, they have a few rules! We might go out to lunch after. The time may change as well, I will update when the guest list will close. Plus on October 12 - Go with the Flow in the 8 x 6 Wind Tunnel tour, might add for a future meetup. Thanks

Gals and Guys Gastronomic Gala

Location TBD

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

Past events (910)

Secular Sunday Social #6 (with Tales of Fossil Hunting)

Independence Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library

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