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Save the date for NECSS 2011

Next year's Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism will take place on April 9-10, 2011 in New York City. This will be our third annual conference, and it will bigger and better in every way -- with a larger venue, more speakers, and more events!

The conference will be expanding to two days of speaker presentations and panel discussions (Saturday and Sunday), with additional events and social gatherings taking place on Friday and Saturday evenings.

We're also thrilled to announce that our keynote speaker will be none other than the Bad Astronomer himself, Phil Plait! Dr. Plait will head up a stellar lineup of speakers and panelists, featuring both new faces and returning favorites (full list to be released shortly).

NECSS will be the first major skeptical conference of 2011, and it's not to be missed! We will once again be offering NYC Skeptics members special discounts on registration, so if you haven't yet joined NYC Skeptics please do so today!

For the latest news and updates, stay tuned to, our facebook page, and our twitter feed (@NECSS).

NECSS is a joint presentation of the New England Skeptical Society and New York City Skeptics.


Registration for SkeptiCampNYC is now open!

Please note: T-shirts are now sold out online, but you may purchase a shirt at the event (while supplies last).

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Announcing the October New York City Skeptics Meetup

Join the first of our revamped NYC Skeptics meetups, and hat better topic to start our monthly discussion series with than the Skeptic Demarcation Problem. Just like the demarcation problem in science seeks to draw a line between science and pseudo or non-science, we will attempt to draw a line between topics that belong to the realm of skepticism and those that belong to other domains, like religion, politics, and economics.

When: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 7:00 PM

Where: Sarges Deli 548 3rd Avenue New York, NY

Please RSVP early, as seating is limited!


Beth Fertig lecture audio now available

Audio from Beth Fertig's NYC Skeptics Public Lecture "Why Can't U Teach Me 2 Read?" is now available in the media archives section.


Join us for Skeptics Night at the Gravesend Inn 2010

When: Saturday October 30, 2010

Where: Voorhees Theatre, 186 Jay Street (north of Tillary), Brooklyn, NY (map)

For the third year, Brooklyn's high-tech Gravesend Inn haunted attraction at NYC College of Technology is welcoming NYC Skeptics.

This year, in addition to a backstage tour with systems designer John Huntington, NYC Skeptics attendees are invited to participate in a skeptical psychological research study!

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Announcing the official NYC Skeptics Meeetup group

We are pleased to announce that after 3 years of being an informal gathering of skeptics, the New York Skeptics Meetup is now the official Meetup of New York City Skeptics!

With this will also come changes in format, schedule, and venue to the Meetup.

The Meetup will now be a formal discussion group, with a different topic every month. These discussions will be initially lead by NYC Skeptics board member Massimo Pigliucci.

A new venue and time is also being considered, and we would like to hear from you! Please join the Meetup!