Heretics Brunch - July
- When: Sunday, July 27, 2014 @ 11:00 am
- Santa Fe Restaurant, 3201 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA view map
Before summer gets away from us, let's have another brunch and see who's around braving the New Orleans heat. There should be lots to talk about!
It is very important for us to have accurate numbers for food events, so please be aware of your RSVP. As a courtesy to your organizers and the other guests, if you find out that you will not be attending, please update your RSVP, so we will be as close to the actual number as possible. Thanks for your cooperation!
Last Supper Dinner Club - 1st Wednesday in August
- When: Wednesday, August 06, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
- Dolce Vita Pizzeria, 1205 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, view map
Pizza makes for a complete meal and Dolce Vita is the coolest and easiest we have found. So let's go back to a favorite where you can buy at the counter and relax.
*** It is very important for us to have accurate numbers for food events, so please be aware of your RSVP. As a courtesy to your organizers and the other guests, if you find out that you will not be attending even as late as the afternoon of the dinner, please update your RSVP, so we will be as close to the actual number as possible. Thanks for your cooperation!
Author Chris Mooney on "The Science of Why We Don't Believe in Science"
- When: Saturday, August 16, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
- Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA view map
We are pleased to announce that author and journalist Chris Mooney will be our August speaker.
In this talk, Mooney will describe the major findings from his last three years of reporting on the role of psychological factors in promoting science denial,with a focus on the all important subject of left-right differences in personality traits and the processing of information.
Mooney is the author of four books including the 2005 New York Times Best Seller, The Republican War on Science. From Wikipedia: Mooney's writing focuses on subjects such as global warming and the creation–evolution controversy, and he has been described as “one of the few journalists in the country who specialize in the now dangerous intersection of science and politics.”
Mooney grew up in New Orleans. He attended Isidore Newman School before entering Yale University, where he graduated with a B.A. in English in 1999. His interest in science, and especially biology and the impact of Charles Darwin, was strongly influenced by his grandfather Gerald A. Cole,a biologist at Arizona State University and author of Textbook of Limnology,a noted book in the field. His mother, Sally, is a former board member of NOSHA, so we are very happy to claim Chris as one of us!
To get to the meeting place at the zoo: Enter from Magazine Street at Zoo Avenue (between the two stone lions) and continue to the statue of Audubon. The entry way to our area (the Dominion Learning Center) is to the right of the main entrance through the metal gates.
NEW: The gate will be locked, so you will need to look for a button on the left side that will alert zoo security that you are attending the NOSHA meeting.
If it's a pretty day or there is a festival, parking will be at a premium so give yourself plenty of time to find a spot.
For more information about this event, please check our website atwww.nosha.info or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
All NOSHA meetings are free and open to the general public.
NOSHA Hits the High Seas ~ Cruise With Us!
- When: Saturday, November 29, 2014 @ 2:00 pm
- Cruise Terminal, 100 Convention Center Boulevard, New Orleans, LA view map
Ahoy, or something like that!
Members of NOSHA will be on this 5-day Carnival cruise at the end of November. We regret that the timing may not be convenient for every schedule. However, the starting price of an interior cabin is appealing ($299 and up) which makes this one of the most affordable cruises between the major holidays.
Check here for the itinerary and room selections! (You will need to go through their online reservation process which will be identified at the website. This is only an info page, so you know the details that you will be selecting.)
If you've never taken a cruise, then trying out 5-days is an easy start. For the price, you can't take a land vacation that includes all the food, hotel and amenities for less than this per day. And someone else is doing all the driving (well, sailing) for a change.
But don 't worry, this will be relaxed! There won't be any requirements or secret handshakes. We will set a short meetup event on each day at sea for anyone wishing to visit with fellow NOSHANs , but otherwise, you are encouraged to do what you and your family enjoys. It's your getaway! But chances are you will meet some nice people who enjoy doing some of the same things.
If you have any questions, please feel free to post.