October 30, 2014

Tuesday, November 11, 7PM, Secret Science Club presents Stand-up Mathematician & Author Matt Parker at BRIC House, FREE!

To the power of infinity! Adjust your trajectory and make a straight line to the Stoop . . . Secret Science Club is heading over to BRIC House with mathematician, comedian, and author Matt Parker for a numerical night of magic and madness.

Matt Parker is the author of Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension: A Mathematician’s Journey Through Narcissistic Numbers, Optimal Dating Algorithms, at Least Two Kinds of Infinity, and More. Possibly the only person to hold the prestigious title of London Mathematical Society Popular Lecturer while simultaneously having a sold-out comedy show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Matt Parker is always keen to mix his three passions of mathematics, magic, and stand-up. Matt brings his multidimensional pop-up show to the Secret Science Club at BRIC House as the first stop on his U.S. tour.

Before & After
--Grab a snack or cocktail at BRIC House’s Hungry Ghost cafe
--Snag a signed copy of Matt Parker’s new book, Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension

This special calculating edition of the Secret Science Club meets Tuesday, November 11, 7 pm @ the Stoop at BRIC House, 647 Fulton St. (enter on Rockwell Pl.) in Fort GreeneBrooklynSubway: Subway: 2, 3, 4, or 5 to Nevins; B, Q, or R to DeKalb; G to Fulton. All ages welcome. FREE!

October 21, 2014

Blown Away! Tuesday, October 28, Secret Science Club presents Climate Scientist, Physicist & Author Adam Sobel @ the Bell House, FREE!

Batten down the hatches! Secret Science Club storms back into the Bell House with Atmospheric Scientist, Physicist & Author Adam Sobel on our changing climate, extreme weather and the lessons of Hurricane Sandy.

Dr. Sobel asks: How do physicists predict extreme storms and create climate models? What impacts will climate change have on natural disasters of the future? How can vulnerable coastal cities prepare for Future Weather in a Future Climate? Get ready to be swept off your feet!

Adam Sobel is an atmospheric scientist and professor at Columbia University in the departments of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics.  He has been a featured scientist on PBS’s NOVA, CNN, All Things Considered, and StarTalk Radio. His first book, Storm Surge, has just been released.

Before & After
--Try our inclement cocktail of the night, the Tempest (in a Tumbler)
--Stay warm and dry with weather-proofed tunes
--Stick around for the whirlwind Q&A
--Snag a signed copy of Adam Sobel’s thunderous new book, Storm Surge

This next breezy edition of the Secret Science Club meets Tuesday, October 28, 8 pm @ the Bell House, 149 7th St. (between 2nd and 3rd aves) in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Subway: F or G to 4th Ave, R to 9th St. 

Doors open at 7:30 pm. Please bring ID: 21+. No cover. Just bring your smart self!

October 20, 2014

Saturday, October 25, 8PM, Secret Science Club beams up to MASS MoCA for a special screening of Particle Fever with Physicist Chad Orzel

Secret Science Club is zooming up to MASS MoCA for a special screening of Particle Fever on Saturday, October 25 @ 8pm. 

This "dazzling, dizzying" and "smashingly cool" documentary follows six high-energy physicists as they seek to unlock the mysteries of the universe and recreate conditions that existed just moments after the Big Bang. 

Secret Science Club is taking over MASS MoCA's Club B-10, where rocket-fueled cocktails will be poured and out-of-this-world tunes played. Physicist Chad Orzel (who blogs at Uncertain Principles) will be in the house to answer all your questions before and after the screening. Doors open at 7pm! 

This smashing edition of the Secret Science Club meets Saturday, October 25, 8PM at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts. Get details, directions, and ticket info here.

October 3, 2014

Secret Science Club (North) presents Invertebrate Zoologist Mark Siddall @ Symphony Space, Tuesday, October 14, 8PM

Tuesday, October 14, 8PM, Secret Science Club (North) presents "What Are You Eating?/What's Eating You?" with Invertebrate Zoologist Mark Siddall @ Symphony Space, $25. (Shh... use code SECRET15 to get $15 tickets.)

Mark Siddall has a passion for invertebrates—from worms, leeches and grubs to scorpions and giant squid. An explorer, zoologist, and curator of invertebrates at the American Museum of Natural History, Dr. Siddall wades into Rwandan wetlands and the rainforests of Madagascar in quest of new and fascinating species. He studies them, but he also sometimes… eats them. 

In this gourmet talk, Dr. Siddall turns the food chain upside-down and inside-out and asks: What are you eating/what’s eating you? What invertebrates are incredible AND edible? Bring your appetite for science!

Before & After 
--Wiggle to grooves that wriggle 
--Sample our invertebrate munchies 
--Try the jiggly cocktail of the night, the Spineless Wonder 
--Stick around for the bugged-out Q&A

Snag tickets for $15 here with code SECRET15, by phone at 212.864.5400 or in person at the Symphony Space box office. 

Mark Siddall has been a featured scientist in the New York TimesDiscover, New Yorker, boingboing, and on PBS’s NOVA ScienceNOW and StarTalk Radio. He is the author of Poison: Sinister Species with Deadly Consequences, and president-elect of the American Society of Parasitologists. An expeditionary gastronomist and purveyor of peripatetic parasites, he tweets @theleechguy

Secret Science Club (North) meets Tuesday, October 14, 8pm @ Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway @ 95th St in ManhattanSubway: 1, 2, or 3 to 96th Street. This is an all-ages event!

Next up . . . Tuesday, October 28, Secret Science Club @ the Bell House with Climatologist & Author Adam Sobel