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Skeptics Under the Stars 2013

When last October rolled around, I’m sure a lot of you were really sad that you didn’t hear anything about our annual star party camping trip Skeptics Under the Stars. You probably assumed we just weren’t doing it anymore and put your tent back in storage. Well, I’m here to tell you that we did not forget or cancel it! We just moved it to July because I’m from Southern California and there was no way I was going to go camping in Wisconsin at the end of October again.

Skeptics Under the Stars is back! It will have all the great parts from past years, except this time you won’t feel like you’re slowly freezing to death and we’re not going to accidently explode things very close to your face.

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Skeptics Under the Stars is organized by Women Thinking, Inc, the non-profit spin-off of Skepchick (and the organization behind the Hug Me! I’m Vaccinated campaign). This year’s trip will be July 26-28 at McIntyre Resort in Delavan Wisconsin. Our resident Skepchick astronomer Nicole Gugliucci will be joining us to tell us about all the wonders of the Universe. We’ll also be taking a tour of Yerkes Observatory where Nicole might ride their giant 40-in refracting telescope again. There will be fun science demonstrations throughout the weekend, possibly an attempt at some star photography, probably some boating as we’ll be staying on our own private lake with boats, and lots and lots of food and drinks.

You can find out more about attending Skeptics Under the Stars and register on our event website. Also, if you are planning on coming, make sure you RSVP on our facebook page.

Skeptics Under the Stars is run at cost. The ticket prices reflect the per person cost of holding the event. However, we also don’t want anyone to not come merely because you can’t afford it. That’s why we’ve set up a fund to raise money to pay the ticket price for those of you who really want to come but can’t afford to otherwise.

If you want to help someone go to Skeptics Under the Stars, please donate. Even my mom put in a few dollars (thanks mom!).

If you want to come to Skeptics Under the Stars and are able to get to Wisconsin, but the ticket price is the only thing holding you back, send me an email at [email protected] and we’ll see if we can find a way to get you there.

Skeptics Under the Stars logo is by Mad Art Lab’s Katie Hovany

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Jamie Bernstein

Jamie Bernstein is a data, stats, policy and economics nerd who sometimes pretends she is a photographer. She is @uajamie on Twitter and Instagram. If you like my work here at Skepchick & Mad Art Lab, consider sending me a little sumthin' in my TipJar: @uajamie

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