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


Monday, November 14, 2011

More events, plenty of hosting opportunities

If you're paying attention, thanks! Drop me a note sometime so that I know you're alive.

I've just added several new events to the calendar. There's only one of them I'll be able to host (you'll see a posting about that soon), but I hope you'll still take an interest, and those of you on Meetup consider organizing a group to attend and discuss afterwards.

These look particularly good, (see the calendar and click through for details):

* November 15 (tomorrow, as I post this!) a talk on environmental justice at Rice (Rice's calendar item)

* November 22 (2:30 in the afternoon, ugh), Elaine Ecklund talks on "Gender Differences in Elite Academic Science". Let's hope she does a better job than with scientists and religion. Rice's calendar entry

* December 4, "Neuroscience and the Future of Justice" -- actually, I *am* hosting this one, through the Priestley Lecture Task Force. See here for more details.

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