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Welcome to the site for information about Vancouver Skeptics in the Pub and other science- and skepticism-related events and groups around Vancouver, BC, Canada. Vancouver Skeptics is a casual social group for local science enthusiasts who value reason, critical thinking, and skepticism. See our “What is Skepticism?” page to get an idea of what the group is all about.

To be notified about each new Vancouver Skeptics in the Pub night, please join our Facebook group and/or our Google+ community. Alternatively, you can subscribe to our RSS feed in your favourite RSS reader to see a new post about each upcoming event.

To see all the skepticism-related events around Vancouver, visit the Event Calendar page or subscribe to our calendar feed URL or ICS link in Google Calendar or your favourite calendar program. Email events@vancouverskeptics.org to submit items for the calendar.

For any other questions or comments email info@vancouverskeptics.org.

Upcoming events:

Tue. Jun. 18
  • Skeptics in the Pub Downtown
    Tue. Jun. 18, 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. Jun. 20
  • Surrey/Langley Skeptics Meetup
    Thu. Jun. 20, 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.


  • Science World After Dark
    Thu. Jun. 20, 7:00pm at Science World

    Grab your friends and join us for Science World After Dark! 🥂

    Hypothesis: There must be a night out for adults that is a little bit out of the ordinary.

    Experiment: Bring your friends to a Science World After Dark evening.

    Methodology:

    • Watch a film on the world’s largest dome OMNIMAX screen
    • Explore six permanent galleries
    • Discover what’s new in our Feature Gallery
    • Wet your whistle with a cold beer or glass of wine
    • Grab your favourite childhood dinner in Triple O’s
    • Experience exciting live science shows at Centre Stage

    Peer-Reviewed Analysis of Data: “You definitely need to go!” – Science World After Dark guest

    Results: It’s not rocket science—close to transit and close to downtown, join us for Science World After Dark and make your evening iconic!

    Upcoming Science World After Dark events:

    Date: June 20, 2019 Time: 7pm–10pm (OMNIMAX® film at 6pm) Location: Science World at TELUS World of Science

    https://www.facebook.com/events/440723093352890/


Tue. Jun. 25
  • June Café Sci with Dr. Lars Martin on particle detectors
    Tue. Jun. 25, 7:30pm at Yagger's Downtown Restaurant and Sports Bar

    Dear Café Scientifiquers,

    Our next café will happen on Tuesday, June 25th at 7:30pm in the back room at Yagger's Downtown (433 W Pender). Our speaker for the evening will be Dr. Lars Martin. The title of his talk is:

    From alpha to omega - particles and how we detect them

    Ever since the discovery of the electron in the late 19th century, physicists have used detectors to measure and identify particles. While today's detector systems - like ATLAS at the Large Hadron Collider - are complex (and expensive) systems that detect obscure particles, the underlying principles of these detectors are relatively straightforward. The goal of this talk is to give attendees a basic understanding of what these machines actually do.

    Lars Martin works as a detector physicist at TRIUMF, most recently supporting the ALPHA-g antimatter gravity experiment at CERN.

    We hope to see you there!

    • Your Café Sci Vancouver Organizers

    @cafescivan blogs.ubc.ca/cafesci/

    facebook.com/groups/cafescivan/ cafesci.vancouver@gmail.com

    https://www.facebook.com/events/322141762042985/


Wed. Jul. 3
  • Skeptics Trivia Night at Storm Crow Alehouse
    Wed. Jul. 3, 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. Jul. 9
  • North Vancouver Skeptics in the Pub
    Tue. Jul. 9, 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.


Tue. Jul. 16
  • Skeptics in the Pub Downtown
    Tue. Jul. 16, 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.