Did you miss the Atlanta Skeptics’ star party because you were too turned off by things like indoor plumbing, wearing shoes and giant brick walls standing between you and man-eating bears? Or were you just not at Dragon Con? Or maybe you wished there was another event that involved space, Pamela Gay, and raised money for an awesome charity?
The Women Thinking Free are Â on to you and your wishes! WTF volunteer, Jamie Bernstein (of Wakefield pwnage fame) came up with a brilliant idea to hold a star party here in theÂ Midwest. I said yes and told her to make it happen. So I gave her a man-slave named Matt Lowry and they did it! (Not did it.)
In just two weeks we’ll be up in Wisconsin at the first ever Skeptics Under the Stars! We’ll be camping and star gazing and eating and drinking and making merry and Pamela Gay will be doing it all with us! And you can bring the whole family! Kids join us absolutely free! No sitters needed!
Saturday, October 2nd
N 6471 Milwaukee Road
Delavan, WI 53115
Come join the Women Thinking Free Foundation for a night of astronomy and outdoor camping.Â After setting up camp at McIntyreâ€™s Resort in Delavan, Wisconsin, we’ll have an outdoor BBQ with burgers, hot dogs and veggie burgers complemented by a talk by skeptical astronomer Dr. Pamela Gay of the popular Astronomy Cast podcast.Â After dinner, we’ll make our way to the world-famous Yerkes Observatory for a private tour and chance to take a peek through their 24 inch reflecting telescope!
After our stint at the observatory, we will head back to the campground for a late night of stargazing, more short talks by our illustrious, skeptical astronomer, and of course roasting marshmallows and generally having fun camping outdoors.
3-5pm â€“ set up camp at McIntyreâ€™s Resort
5-7:15pm â€“ eat and talk with Dr. Pamela Gay
8-11pm â€“ tour of Yerkes Observatory
11pm-???am â€“ stargazing (weather permitting), food, and fun
Cost: $75/person + children under 10 free (so bring the kids!)
What is included in the trip cost:
Tour of Yerkes
Burgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers for BBQ
Lighter Fluid & Charcoal
Limited Beer and Wine
See you there! Except it will be really dark. So I might just feel you there. But I won’t feel you there. But I might… because it will be dark and stuff.