Event Calendar

See the calendar and listings below for upcoming science- and skepticism-related events in and around Vancouver, BC, and a few major conferences farther afield.

You can add these events to your own Google calendar by clicking on the calendar’s URL and using the “+Google Calendar” link in the bottom corner, or by copying its ICAL/ICS link and pasting it into your browser or app’s “add calendar” setting.

January 2019

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  • Skeptics Trivia Night at Storm Crow Alehouse
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  • North Vancouver Skeptics in the Pub
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  • Skeptics in the Pub Downtown
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  • Surrey/Langley Skeptics Meetup
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  • Skeptics Brunch at Storm Crow Alehouse
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  • Lunar Eclipse
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  • The Story Collider - Vancouver, B.C.
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  • Nerd Nite v40: Radon, Prison Health, and Becoming an Astronaut
  • Art Science Optics
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  • Cosmic Nights: Meet Ultima Thule
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Upcoming events:

Wed. Jan. 23
  • Nerd Nite v40: Radon, Prison Health, and Becoming an Astronaut
    Wed. Jan. 23, 7:00pm at Fox Cabaret

    Greetings Vancouver Nerds. We are now in MMXIX. What are we going to do this year? Yes, we. We want to learn with you, we want to laugh with you, we want to meet you. If you've been coming to Nerd Nite before you know that we actively pursue knowledge not from the ether but from you, the nerd community. We've already heard stories of people becoming friends and more at Nerd Nite, which only strenghthens our community. We have no objective but to learn, and laugh, and drink. If you see a fellow Nerd Niter on the street greet with them a LLAP sign, flash them your vampire stake tucked in your pants, so say we all. This month, fuck resolutions, let's just be better citizens on this planet by getting smarter together. Get in here.

    1. Anne-Marie Nicol - "Radon" Bio: Anne-Marie Nicol is an associate professor in Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University (SFU) and a Knowledge Translation Scientist at the National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health (NCCEH). Anne-Marie began her academic career in the social sciences at SFU (Communications BA) and then developed a strong interest in environmental and occupational health during her Master’s degree at York University (MES). She completed her PhD in Epidemiology at UBC. At SFU, she teaches Human Health Risk Assessment as well as Health Communication and Public Health Toxicology.

    2. Michael Koehle - "Becoming an Astronaut Bio: Michel is a Physician-Scientist and Associate Professor, practising Sport and Exercise Medicine – Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Clinic at the University of British Columbia / Director of the Environmental Physiology Laboratory – University of British Columbia - My job is a mix of research, teaching and clinical medicine. Our research group's main research area is studying the human adaptation to different environments.

    3. Kate McLeod - "Prison Health" Bio: Kate joined the Collaborating Centre for Prison Health and Education in September 2017. She is currently the evaluator on a 5-year project focused on participatory approaches to preventing sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections among federally incarcerated men in BC. Kate is pursuing her PhD at UBC in the School of Population and Public Health.

    Poster by: Armin Mortazavi IG: @armin_mortazavi

    https://www.facebook.com/events/2275764582665035/


  • Art Science Optics
    Wed. Jan. 23, 8:00pm at Cafe Deux Soleils (2096 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5N 4B2)

    ColliderCafe is a space for artists, scientists, makers, and anyone interested in art+science. Meet. Discover. Connect. Create.

    Are you curious? Join us at "Collider Cafe: Art. Science. Optics." to explore how art and science intersect in the exploration of curiosity.

    • What our eyes perceive but we do not see | Annie Briard, Contemporary Artist
    • The Museum as Muse: natural history collections as a resource for artistic exploration | Catherine Stewart, Visual Artist
    • The Art of Science & Medical Illustration | Vicky Earle, Medical and Scientific Illustrator
    • Manifest Obscura: Reimagining/reimaging landscape through microbial collaboration | Ramey Newell, Photographer/Film Maker/Artist
    • A Mutualism of Endeavors | Julius T. Csotonyi, Paleoart, Natural History and Science Illustrator

    The event starts promptly at 8pm (doors open at 7:30pm). $5.00-10.00 (sliding scale) cover at the door. Proceeds will be used to cover the cost of running this event, and to fund future Curiosity Collider events. Curiosity Collider is a registered BC non-profit organization.

    (Banner Image: "Carousel" video still by Annie Briard, Contemporary Artist)

    https://www.facebook.com/events/305326913433253/


Thu. Jan. 24
  • Cosmic Nights: Meet Ultima Thule
    Thu. Jan. 24, 6:30pm at H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

    Grab a friend and join us for Cosmic Nights: Meet Ultima Thule. Learn more about current missions and hot topics in astronomy and space exploration in this fun evening of science and socializing. We’ll have a custom planetarium show, guest lecturer, music, drinks, science demonstrations and games at this 19+ event.

    Learn new insights from the space probe New Horizons as it flies by Ultima Thule, a mysterious object in the farthest reaches of our Solar System. This will be the most distant flyby in human history nearly a billion miles beyond Pluto.


    6:30pm - 10:00pm – Drinks | Music | Games | Demonstrations | Lecture | Planetarium Show

    7:30 or 9:00pm - Planetarium Star Theatre show – “Journey to the Edge of the Solar System”

    Every Solar System is defined by the gravitational influence of its Sun, but where does that influence end and the next Solar System begin? We’ll take you on a visual journey to explore areas on the edge of the Solar System and take a closer look at Trans-Neptunian Objects, the Kuiper Belt, and the Oort Cloud. We’ll also chart the journey of the Voyager 2 space probe that was launched to study the outer reaches of the Solar System over 41 years ago.

    *Choose between either the 7:30pm or 9:00pm planetarium show when purchasing your ticket.

    8:00pm and 9:00pm - Lecture by Dr. JJ Kavelaars – “Ultima Thule!” Astronomer Dr. Kavelaars of the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory in Victoria will be lecturing on “Ultima Thule!”.

    In the course of his work Dr. Kavelaars has been responsible for the discovery of eleven satellites (moons) of Saturn, eight of Uranus, and four of Neptune, and over a hundred minor planets. Kavelaars is the Coordinator of the Canada–France Ecliptic Plane Survey which is part of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Legacy Survey "CFHTLS": a project dedicated to the discovery and tracking of objects in the outer Solar System.

    7:00pm-9:00pm – GroundStation Canada Theatre - “The Fastest Ship in the Universe” The New Horizons spacecraft reached Pluto in 9 years making it the fastest spaceship ever built. In a short demonstration we’ll show you the techniques employed to get a spacecraft moving at top speeds. Warning: There will be some loud explosions in this show. We’ll also have some trivia about real and fictional spacecrafts with prizes for the winners!


    TICKETS: $20 early bird tickets until January 10th, $25 after.

    Tickets available online through Eventbrite until 12:00pm on January 24th.

    Beer from Red Truck Beer Company, wine from Hester Creek Estate Winery will be available for purchase.

    This is a 19+ event. All attendees will be required to provide photo ID upon entry.

    Doors open at 6:00pm.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1828464120615968/


Sat. Feb. 2
  • Winter Wander 2019
    Sat. Feb. 2, 10:00am at Vanier Park

    A family fun event! Tickets only $5 per person (ages 5 and under free).

    Includes Admission to: Museum of Vancouver H.R. MacMillan Space Centre Vancouver Maritime Museum City of Vancouver Archives Vancouver Academy of Music

    Experience our unique waterfront attractions showcasing art, history, crafts, science and performances from Bard on the Beach and the Vancouver Academy of Music. Enjoy local food vendors and enter to win great prizes!

    Purchase your ticket on the day of the event from Museum of Vancouver, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre or Vancouver Maritime Museum.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/375830032980458/


Wed. Feb. 6
  • Skeptics Trivia Night at Storm Crow Alehouse
    Wed. Feb. 6, 6:00pm at Storm Crow Alehouse, 1619 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6J 1W9, Canada

    Join us on the first Wednesday of the month for Skeptics' Trivia Night at Storm Crow Alehouse. The nerd trivia contest starts at 7pm and is put on by Storm Crow Alehouse and hosts Eric Fell and Mister Nickel. A few Vancouver Skeptics will arrive early to get a table and form a team, and then we'll combine our wits to compete against the other teams. All skill levels welcome. If you can, please arrive early to help us get a big table for our group.Frequent attendees: Please welcome any new attendees, and see if you share common interests in areas of science, skepticism, critical thinking, or life in general.New attendees: Please feel free to introduce yourselves if you wish, and join in any conversations that interest you.To be notified on Facebook about our future events, be sure to click the Subscribe button on the lower left side of the Vancouver Skeptics Facebook page.You can always find the latest event information on the Vancouver Skeptics Event Calendar on VancouverSkeptics.org.


Tue. Feb. 12
  • North Vancouver Skeptics in the Pub
    Tue. Feb. 12, 6:00pm at Queens Cross Pub, 2989 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7N 3J3, Canada

    Join us in North Vancouver on the second Tuesday of the month at 6pm for another evening of skeptical fun, food, drinks, and conversation at Queen's Cross Pub. Come out and discuss skepticism-related activities with your fellow science enthusiasts, rationalists, and critical thinkers, and maybe meet some new friends.Frequent attendees: Please welcome any new attendees, and see if you share common interests in areas of science, skepticism, critical thinking, or life in general.New attendees: Please feel free to introduce yourselves if you wish, and join in any conversations that interest you.To be notified on Facebook about our future events, be sure to click the Subscribe button on the lower left side of the Vancouver Skeptics Facebook page.You can always find the latest event information on the Vancouver Skeptics Event Calendar on VancouverSkeptics.org.


Thu. Feb. 14
  • Venus and Mars: A Love Story
    Thu. Feb. 14, 6:30pm at H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

    Spend an enchanted evening with us as we transform the Planetarium Star Theatre into a starry soirée for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy drinks, appetizers, activities, and a live musical performance by Jody Glenham. Sit in on a playful debate as astronomers discuss whether Venus or Mars is the best planets for colonization...and love! This is a 19+ event.

    Purchase a ticket for either the 7:30pm or 9:00pm planetarium show. Come early or stay late for a drink and to take in a live demonstration or interactive presentation. Doors open at 6:00pm and the night will come to an end at 10:30pm.

    6:30pm - 10:30pm Cosmic Courtyard Space Exhibits Our exhibit space will be open throughout the evening. Beer, wine, and a special gin cocktail from Long Table Distillery will be available for purchase at the bar. We will also be serving appetizers and will have painting stations, activities and displays set up.

    7:30pm or 9:00pm - Planetarium Star Theatre show Musician Jody Glenham will play a set of covers and original songs set to beautiful cosmic visuals in our planetarium. In between songs Jody and our Program Coordinator will guide you through the universe and delve into themes of duality like Venus and Mars.

    8:00pm or 9:00pm – Interactive Presentation “Venus vs Mars: Battle of the Planets!” Two of our astronomy educators will have a cosmic battle and pitch their cases for Venus or Mars. Which planet would be more suitable to send humans to? Which could help us learn more about Earth? Who will be the winner – Venus or Mars?

    7:00pm - 9:00pm Demonstrations and Trivia Join us in the GroundStation Canada theatre for live demonstrations about the science behind Venus and Mars. We’ll also do some trivia and have prizes for the winners!

    TICKETS: $30 early bird tickets until January 30th, $35 after.

    Tickets available online through Eventbrite until 12:00pm on February 14th.

    This is a 19+ event. All attendees will be required to provide photo ID upon entry.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1029563940578245/


Sat. Feb. 16
  • Skeptics Brunch at Storm Crow Alehouse
    Sat. Feb. 16, 11:00am at Storm Crow Alehouse, 1619 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6J 1W9, Canada

    Join us on the third Saturday of the month for brunch at the back of the nerdtastic Storm Crow Alehouse, 1619 W. Broadway, a block and a half west of Granville. Come out and discuss skepticism-related activities in Vancouver with your fellow science enthusiasts, rationalists, and critical thinkers, and maybe meet some new friends.Frequent attendees: Please welcome any new attendees, and see if you share common interests in areas of science, skepticism, critical thinking, or life in general.New attendees: Please feel free to introduce yourselves if you wish, and join in any conversations that interest you.To be notified on Facebook about our future events, be sure to click the Subscribe button on the lower left side of the Vancouver Skeptics Facebook page.You can always find the latest event information on the Vancouver Skeptics Event Calendar on VancouverSkeptics.org.


Tue. Feb. 19
  • Skeptics in the Pub Downtown
    Tue. Feb. 19, 7:00pm at Yagger's Downtown Restaurant & Sports Bar, 433 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1V2, Canada

    Join us on the third Tuesday of the month for an evening of skeptical fun, food, drinks, and conversation in Yagger's back room, at 433 W. Pender St. Come out and discuss skepticism-related activities in Vancouver with your fellow science enthusiasts, rationalists, and critical thinkers, and maybe meet some new friends.Frequent attendees: Please welcome any new attendees, and see if you share common interests in areas of science, skepticism, critical thinking, or life in general.New attendees: Please feel free to introduce yourselves if you wish, and join in any conversations that interest you.To be notified on Facebook about our future events, be sure to click the Subscribe button on the lower left side of the Vancouver Skeptics Facebook page.You can always find the latest event information on the Vancouver Skeptics Event Calendar on VancouverSkeptics.org.


Thu. Feb. 21
  • Surrey/Langley Skeptics Meetup
    Thu. Feb. 21, 7:00pm at Browns Socialhouse Surrey Centre, 9666 King George Blvd A1, Surrey, BC V3T 2V4, Canada

    Join us on the third Thursday of the month at 7pm for drinks and food in a friendly atmosphere with Surrey/Langley area science enthusiasts who value critical thinking and skepticism. It's a great place to meet local skeptics, make new friends, and get involved and informed about new events and activities. We meet on the third Thursday of the month at Browns Socialhouse Surrey Centre.Frequent attendees: Please welcome any new attendees, and see if you share common interests in areas of science, skepticism, critical thinking, or life in general.New attendees: Please feel free to introduce yourselves if you wish, and join in any conversations that interest you.To be notified on Facebook about our future events, be sure to click the Subscribe button on the lower left side of the Vancouver Skeptics Facebook page.You can always find the latest event information on the Vancouver Skeptics Event Calendar on VancouverSkeptics.org.


If you’d like to have your group’s event added to this calendar, send email to: events@vancouverskeptics.org