About the Houston Science events calendar

We publicize local science, technology and geeky-arts events because we love this stuff and want to see bigger crowds of smart and curious people.

Click on events in the agenda to the right or calendar at bottom for more extensive descriptions, mostly lifted from the event websites but with additional commentary when possible.

For volunteer-organized gatherings and outings, check out the Houston Science Club on Meetup.

Criteria for Inclusion

Please send your events to houston.science@gmail.com that:
  • Are open to and with reasonable accommodations for the public (e.g., plenty of seating and parking).
  • Have complete details and directions in your e-mail or on a website for which you've sent a link. Clearly note any membership requirements or admission fees.
  • Include grown-ups (we're trying not to duplicate efforts of sites that focus on kids).
  • Occur outside of normal working hours. Exceptions will be rare, unless you're somewhere (such as the Med Center and Rice) within short walking distance of many science-aware people.
If in doubt, send it in! We'll also be working on mechanisms to support comments on pre- and post-event socializing (for example, the Meetup group linked above).

Direct Calendar Access
  • Load directly into your own Google Calendar session, as: houston.science@gmail.com

  • XML feed: http://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/houston.science%40gmail.com/public/basic

  • iCal: http://www.google.com/calendar/ical/houston.science%40gmail.com/public/basic.ics

  • Browse calendar as a separate page


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

We're back... hoping to ramp up

Hello local lovers of science,

A recent outing with the Houston Secret Science Club to TX/RX Labs (a.k.a. Houston HackerSpace) prompted both renewed excitement about organizing science outings and optimism about getting collaborators for this site.

All we need are volunteers and groupies.

Volunteers to mine the big shared calendars (universities, convention & visitors' bureau, those links at right) for interesting events suitable for the public. Yes, some of this needs to be done by hand, but there's also a team that will be parsing pre-formatted calendars and publicity e-mails for automatic posting. Either way, contact me via "havlak" on Gmail.

Groupies to actually attend the events. The more the merrier. Other sites (such as the science club) will be places to organize events, with discussion and support for RSVPs.

This posting, by itself, isn't really the beginning of new life here. It's a sign that things aren't as dead as they seem, that the drought may be ending. With rain, and some cultivation on your part, a hundred outings may sprout.

More power to you all,


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