December 14, 2016

Winter Solstice Edition! Wednesday, December 21, 8PM @ the Bell House, FREE! Secret Science Club presents Astrophysicist Charles Liu

Secret Science Club is ending 2016 with a Big Bang! Blast off into deep space and celebrate science (and the holidays) with all-star astrophysicist Charles Liu.

Before & After 
--Groove to out-of-this-world tunes
--Stick around for the cosmic Q&A
--Try our winter solstice cocktail, the Darkest Night
--Enter our goodbye-to-2016 tin foil hat contest! (Details below.)
Charles Liu is professor of astronomy at City University of New York's CSI, director of the Macaulay Honors College at CSI, and associate at the Hayden Planetarium and American Museum of Natural History. An extragalactic observational astronomer, he researches colliding galaxies, starburst galaxies, and the history of the universe. He is the newly elected Education Officer for the American Astronomical Society (huzzah!) and a StarTalk Radio All Star.

PLUS! Tin Foil Hat Contest! In an allegedly post-fact world filled with fake news and conspiracies, how can you best protect yourself? With a tin foil hat, of course! But not one that's drab and dull ... no! You're planning on donning the most stylish psycho-protective gear in town. That's why Secret Science Club is challenging you to make a tin foil hat that protects your mind from thought incursion AND looks great! Bring your head-turning headpiece to SSC at the Bell House on Wednesday, December 21 OR post your picture on Twitter with the hashtag #TinFoilHat2016 by midnight on Tuesday, December 20. (No Twitter? No prob. Send your best pic to Prizes for the most awesome tin foil hats in live and cyberspace categories!

The Winter Solstice edition of the Secret Science Club featuring astrophysicist Charles Liu meets Wednesday, December 21, 8PM @ the Bell House, 149 7th St. (between 2nd and 3rd avenues) in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Subway: F or G to 4th Ave, R to 9th St. 

Doors open at 7:30PM. Please bring ID: 21+.  No cover. Just bring your smart self!
**January 10: Canine Cognition Researcher & Author Alexandra Horowitz on “Being a Dog”
**February 7: Philosopher, Cognitive Scientist & Author Daniel Dennett on “The Evolution of Minds”