Atlanta Skeptics pre-Dragon*Con star party!

Atlanta Skeptics pre-Dragon*Con star party!

Atlanta Skeptics pre-Dragon*Con star party!

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July 18 2012 10:24 AM

Atlanta Skeptics pre-Dragon*Con star party!

For the past few years, the night before Dragon*Con in Atlanta officially starts, Maria Walters and the Atlanta Skeptics have held a wonderful star party to help raise money in honor of Jeff Medkeff, an astronomer and friend who died of liver cancer. Jeff hunted for asteroids, naming several after friends, including me. He was a good, good man.

That's why the star party is in his honor, and every year it gets better.

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The details are on the Atlanta Skeptics site. It'll be on Thursday, August 30, 2012, 7:00 p.m. at the STATS Restaurant and Bar. Admission is $60, and tickets are on sale now.

I'll be there, as will my very dear friends Nicole Gugliucci and musicians George Hrab and Marian Call. There will be astronomy, nerdery, singing, and of course (weather permitting) star gazing.

If there's a better way to get into the swing of things for Dragon*Con, I don't know what it is. And the con itself will be awesome, too, of course.

Come! Star gaze! And help fight a disease that took a friend and scientist who saw a much bigger Universe than most of us ever have.