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STIPENDS AVAILABLE FOR PFC MEMBERS IN GOOD STANDING
At this point we have 2 stipends of $300 available to any PFC member in good standing that is interested in attending CFI's SCI-Con in Las Vegas or FFRF in Madison this year. This opportunity is available on a first come, first serve basis so time is of the essence.
Please let Marie know *ASAP* if you are planning to attend, promote, and report back to the group from either of these events. Proof of registration is required in order to be considered.
This offer is open to all *paid* PFC members who are willing to take an active role in participating in our related efforts - especially when it comes to pseudoscience and skepticism.
See the links below for more information.
Program and Education
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In case you missed it:
Alex Jackson: Dark Matter, An Overview
When astronomers look into the night sky they notice that things are not adding up, quite literally. Our universe has an abundance of “stuff” that we can’t see and can only indirectly measure, causing everything to be much more massive than we would otherwise expect it to be. This dark matter, as it came to be called, was a shock to scientists and ever since its discovery countless experiments have been conducted to observe, classify, and understand, what exactly dark matter is. In this talk I’ll address reasons we have to believe in the existence of dark matter, where the study of dark matter is today, and the most promising directions current research is going in.