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.
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 president@phact.org
Executive meetings are held prior to the monthly lectures, at 1:00 p.m. Any member may attend.

Upcoming Meetings

Saturday, September 21, 2019 -

Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Community College of Philadelphia, Room C2-28 Details
Speaker: Barry Vacker
As an author, professor, and speaker, Dr. Vacker brings an uncompromisingly broad and existentialist perspective to many of the deepest issues presently shaping human destiny. He will talk about how the media shapes belief in Aliens, Astrology and Moon Landing Conspiracies.
Dr Vacker is Associate Professor in the Dept. of Media Studies and Production, Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University. He is the author of multiple books and papers on critical thinking and the media. He is a theorist who creatively and critically explores the intersection of art, media, science, technology, and contemporary culture.

Saturday, October 19, 2019 -

Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Community College of Philadelphia, Room C2-28 Details
Speaker: Russ Dobler

Many skeptics do great work researching, investigating, and compiling the best evidence for or against an unlikely claim, yet it rarely reaches the people who really need to hear it. That's why it's important to stick some skepticism in places where no one’s expecting it, so it grabs them before they have the chance to decide they don't want to hear it.

As the Science Editor for entertainment website AiPT! Comics, Russ reviews skeptical books and TV shows, and highlights skeptical topics and ideas in movies, comic books and more. It's more than just the physics of Superman – we like the methods of science, too. So come to check out the reality behind your favorite fantasies, but stay for the skeptical angle on pop culture, from box office to Bigfoot.
Russ Dobler is president of the New York City Skeptics. He has a degree in geophysics and a certificate in journalism, which he combines in his role as Science Editor for the pop culture website AiPT! Comics, where he writes about not just the science of superheroes, but the portrayal of skepticism in media and how to apply skepticism to media. His favorite thing, though, is to help other people refine their voices and craft work on topics they care about.

Saturday, November 16, 2019 -

Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Community College of Philadelphia, Room C2-28 Details
Speaker: Aaron Roth

Saturday, January 18, 2020 -

Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Community College of Philadelphia, Room C2-28 Details
Speaker: Rob Palmer & Kenny Biddle

Saturday, February 15, 2020 -

Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Community College of Philadelphia, Room C2-28 Details
Speaker: Mike LeWitt


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