Monthly Lectures

Monthly lectures are usually held on the third Saturday of each month (except in the summer and December), at 2:00 PM at the Community College of Philadelphia's Main campus in Center City Philadelphia, PA. Exceptions are noted below.
NOTE: The Community College of Philadelphia is now requiring visitors to sign in with photo ID. This includes PhACT meetings. Please allow extra time when coming to meetings to complete this process.
Parking is available for $4.00 in the college parking garage on 17th St. The garage is open until 6 PM. Note: Free parking in the Bonnell lot across the street is no longer available.
Click here for a campus map.

PhACT thanks Dr. David Cattell and the Philadelphia Community College for providing us with an excellent meeting space.

The general public is more than welcome to attend our lectures. You do not need to be a PhACT member to attend.
For more information, contact Bob Glickman at
Executive meetings are held prior to the monthly lectures, at 1:00 p.m. Any member may attend.

Upcoming Meetings

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - Worldwide Adventures in Skepticism Through Story and Song

Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Community College of Philadelphia, Room C2-28 Details
Speaker: George Hrab
When George Hrab isn’t busy being the drummer for The Philadelphia Funk Authority, the best dance and party band in Philadelphia, he stars in and produces the weekly internet audio program called The Geologic Podcast. This podcast features stories, music, sketches, and news ranging from the music industry to skepticism and rationalism. He was master of ceremonies for several of James Randi’s Amazing Meetings and has presented the TED talk “Rethinking Doubt: The Value and Achievements of Skepticism."

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - Science Gone Wrong

Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Community College of Philadelphia, Room C2-28 Details
Speaker: Dr. Paul Offit
Dr. Paul Offit will discuss his new book, PANDORA'S LAB: SEVEN STORIES OF SCIENCE GONE WRONG.
Specifically, Dr. Offit will focus on two of the seven scientific inventions he argues changed the world -- for the worse. Of interest, Dr. Offit got several of his initial ideas for this book in discussions with PhACT members following a meeting about two years ago.
Dr. Paul Offit is an internationally known vaccinologist based locally at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - PhACT Expedition

Time: 10:00 PM
Location: On site Details
Destination is unknown right now. Please check back later for updates.

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - TBD

Time: 2:00 PM
Location: To Be Determined Details
Speaker: Ken Silber
Please check back later for details.

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