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Boston Skeptics in the Theater & Pub | Bill Nye: Science... Come join the Boston Skeptics at the Brattle Theatre on December 3, where we’ll be attending a screening of a new film about Bill Nye, aptly named “Bill Nye: Science Guy.” We’ll go somewhere nearby...

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October 2017 Organizational Meeting Updates Thanks again to everyone who attended our October 2017 organizational meeting. There were a few items we had drafted and captured more ideas around that we would love to open up for comment and feedback...

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SitP: Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of Other Pubs

Posted on : 15-10-2014 | By : John | In : Event, local, Skeptics in the Pub

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Join us once again in our search for a new home. This month we are checking out Cambridge Common, on Mass Ave just north of Harvard Square.

No special topic this month. But since it’s Halloween week, maybe we should bring ghost-hunting equipment and see if it’s haunted, like the pub in New York where NECSS has held their Drinking Skeptically on occasion. (There were very mysterious noises coming from the bathroom there, but surprisingly no one seemed keen to investigate.)

We’ll be meeting at 7PM on Monday October 27, 2014. The address is 1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge. It’s about 4 blocks north of Harvard Sq, between Wendell and Sacramento Streets. (On the map, it looks just as close to Porter Square, and it might be easier to walk from there.) You can sign up on our Facebook event page to help us get an idea how many people might show up, though this does tend to tip off the fraudsters ghosts.

P.S. If you have other pub suggestions, please post them on Facebook.

Book Club: Mary Roach’s Stiff

Posted on : 24-09-2011 | By : John | In : Book Club, Event

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Important Update! Note date and time change.

Our next book club meeting will be on Saturday, November 5 at 5 PM at one of the usual places. (Today, we met indoors in a nice conference room with left-over bagels at the far end of our usual building, due to scheduling conflicts and iffy weather.) Stay tuned for updates.

We decided to change the time to 5 PM date to November 5 so that people could attend both the Granite State Skeptics Skepticamp and the Book Club meeting.

Our book is going to be 3-time winner Mary Roach’s Stiff, in honor of Halloween. Monty Python "dead" person

Spooky Road Trip BOO!

Posted on : 20-09-2010 | By : Liz | In : Event, local

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Hey everyone! As many of you know, there has been some interest expressed in taking a group road trip to go see Bob Novella’s haunted corn maze in New Milford, CT.  According to google maps it’s about 3 hours from Boston, so we will need to organize some major carpooling!

Here’s the deal: The trip will take place on Saturday, October 16th. The haunt opens at 6:30pm, so we will plan on going right when it opens.  Then, we should be able to get back to Boston by 10:30 or 11ish.  If you would prefer to stay in a hotel, you can sort that out with your carmates!  Bob will not be available for dinner, but he would be up for lunch, so we could plan on getting there around lunchtime and then entertaining ourselves until the haunt opens, perhaps with some sort of park visit or other local activities.

Bob has offered us $1 off each ticket, which means the price-per-ticket is $14. You should also expect to chip in for gas if you are carpooling!

SO: If you want to come, email me at liz@bostonskeptics.com by Friday, October 1st. Put “Haunt Trip” in the subject line so I don’t miss you! Please let me know if you have a car, who will be traveling in your car with you, and how many available seats you have.  If you are traveling with a group and just can’t bear to be separated, please let me know and I will do my best.

I will do everything I can to make sure everyone has a ride, but please bear with me! Please respond only if you definitely plan to attend.

You can rsvp on facebook, but you MUST email me if you plan to attend!

Happy Halloween:)

Boston Skeptics in the Pub: Halloween Special

Posted on : 02-10-2009 | By : Jared | In : Event, Skeptics in the Pub

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The War of the Worlds



with Neil Marsh


Monday, October 19th, 2009
7:00pm – 10:00pm

Tommy Doyle’s in Harvard Square (top floor)
96 Winthrop Street
Cambridge, MA

Facebook event page

Once again, we will be gathering at Tommy Doyle’s for another Skeptics in the Pub. This month, we’re not meeting on the last Monday of the month (as usual) but rather on Monday, October 19th at the usual time.

As a way of celebrating Halloween, fellow Boston Skeptic blogger Josh has set up a discussion with Neil Marsh, who is the Artistic Director and lead Sound Designer for The Post-Meridian Radio Players, a local theatre group (of which Josh is also a part) who perform original and classic radio plays.

For their annual Halloween show, the PMRP will be putting on The Big Broadcast of 1938, part of which will be a Boston-based adaptation of the classic Orson Welles radio drama, The War of the Worlds. Neil Marsh will be talking about both Welles’s controversial, panic-inspiring broadcast as well as the PMRP’s adaptation.

As ever, all are welcome to come, drink, and hang out for the talk and subsequent Q&A session.

Don’t forget that our very own Boston Skeptic Liz has set up another yummy brunch on Saturday, Oct. 10 at 11 am at The Asgard in Central Square. Please pancake your way on over to the event’s Facebook page or leave a comment to let us know you’re coming so we can make sure there are enough pancakes to go around!

Halloween Barhop

Posted on : 27-10-2008 | By : Rebecca | In : Event



At the most recent Skeptics in the Pub, a few of us discussed a skeptic-themed barhop on Halloween night (Friday). I started a Facebook event page for it, saying that if we got 20 people it would be enough to go ahead. But hey, screw it, we’ve got seven people so far and I suppose that’s good enough for me. RSVP on Facebook or comment here to let us know you’re coming. We can pick a place to start in the next few days. Boylston Street, perhaps?