Molto bene! Come cruise Italy with a bunch of skeptics and me!

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Dec. 16 2010 2:57 PM

Molto bene! Come cruise Italy with a bunch of skeptics and me!

So you're sitting around thinking, "What could I do in May 2011 that involves skepticism, a ginormous boat, and Mediterranean countries?"

cficruise2011Oh, do I have something for you then: a Mediterranean cruise sponsored by the Center For Inquiry!

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From May 8 - 15 we'll be on the MCS Musica, a 300 meter long cruise ship, and we'll be visiting such ports of call as Venice, Santorini, Mykonos, and Korfu. Along the way will be talks by scientists and skeptics, including Ron Lindsay, Lawrence Krauss, Chris Mooney, Joyce Salisbury, and me.

Even better? If you want to book the cruise, mention you read about it here on Bad Astronomy and they'll knock $100 off the top. Don't say I never did anything for you.

I'm really looking forward to this. I'll be coordinating with CfI to see what sort of astronomical things we can do on the cruise... which shouldn't be too hard. The region has some connection to astronomy, as you might be able to figure out, and you probably know I have a love of geology and volcanoes, and those have played their part in that region too.

This will be an exciting trip, and I hope to see some BABloggees there!