Leaflet on moon landings

Australian Skeptics has produced a new flyer on the Moon landings and the claims that the events were fakes. This is a handy document to give to anyone who claims that a hoax has been perpetrated by hundreds of thousands of conspirators. You can download a copy of the flyer:…

Ask Dr Karl – Sydney Skeptics in the Pub, July 4

A special Q&A session of the Sydney Skeptics in the Pub will be held on July with Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, one of Australia’s leading science communicators. The “Ask Dr Karl” session is guaranteed to be a fun evening. Because of the expected numbers, bookings are essential. You can book at…

Free speech in The Skeptic – June issue out now

The June 2019 issue of The Skeptic magazine has been published, with a feature devoted to the nature, history and misuse of free speech. Also featured are articles in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the first landing on the Moon by Apollo 11 – what it means for science…

Britt Hermes successful in defamation lawsuit

Naturopath’s claims dismissed by German judge

Sydney Skeptics in the Pub – June 6 – Metafact

On June 6, the regular monthly Sydney Skeptics in the Pub event features Dr Ben McNeil, founder of Metafact, on the new website that offers expert responses to fact-checking questions on scientific topics. Finding the truth on the internet is difficult. Access to information is not the problem anymore –…

2019 Brisbane SkeptiCamp June 9

The 2019 Brisbane SkeptiCamp will be held on June 9 at the Sideshow arts centre in West End. The “(sort of) annual” event is a joint effort between Brisbane Skeptics Society, Gold Coast Skeptics, and Queensland Skeptics. SkeptiCamp is an ‘un-conference’. Less formal than a normal Skeptics convention, anyone with…

Susan Gerbic for Skepticon 2019

Susan Gerbic, founder of Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia (GSoW), will be a featured presenter at Skepticon 2019 in Melbourne this December. GSoW sets out to improve skeptical content on Wikipedia. It does this by developing and editing pages of skeptical spokespeople, providing noteworthy citations, and removing unsourced claims from paranormal…

SGU for Skepticon 2019

The Vic Skeptics have announced that the entire team from the acclaimed international podcast The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe (SGU) are to be the keynote speakers at Skepticon 2019, the Australian Skeptics National Convention. SGU is one of the most respected podcasts on skepticism, critical thinking, reason and the…

Free flu vaccination day in Sydney – May 4

Getting vaccinated against seasonal flu protects you and your community, so Australian Skeptics Inc is once again hosting a free flu vaccination clinic. This will be held at the East Sydney Doctors on Saturday 4th May 2019 from 2pm. Vaccines are free for attendees (though some people may already qualify…

Aust Skeptics Inc on Christchurch tragedy

Australian Skeptics Inc is deeply saddened by the horrific terrorist attack in Christchurch on Friday which targeted the Muslim community. Our deepest condolences go out to all those affected, those who are grieving the terrible loss of family, friends, colleagues, neighbours through an act of violent hatred. We stand with…