Week In Geek: 5-11 September

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Week In Geek: 5-11 September

Events for Londoners with curious minds.

Monday 7 September
ASTRONOMY: Dava Sobel (remember Longitude?) is at the Royal Institution to talk about her new book on Copernicus, and the influence of his insights. £10, 7pm

ENVIRONMENT: Prof Fred Singer, at the Institute of Economic Affairs in Westminster, discusses the evidence for climate change, and the contribution made by human activity. FREE (but pre-register), 5pm

Tuesday 6 September
ASTRONOMY: This month's Science in the Pub features Alice Sheppard of Galaxy Zoo, an initiative to get regular everyday normal folk cataloguing galaxies. The talk, upstairs at the Ritzy in Brixton, will be followed by general chit-chat, and a live experiment involving the audience.  FREE, 7.30pm

STEAMPUNK: Hackney's endearingly oddball Last Tuesday Society host a Hendrick's Lecture on Steampunk, the fusion of sci-fi and Victorian aesthetics, which has seen a huge rise in popularity over the past decade. £4-£12, 7pm

Thursday 8 September
EXPLORATION: Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward J Larson is at the Royal Society to discuss the heroic age of Antarctic exploration. FREE, 6pm

Friday 9 September
ASTRONOMY: The Astronomy Photographer of the Year exhibition opens at the Royal Observatory today. Prepare to be dazzled. FREE

Saturday 10 September
SCI-FI: The London Sci-Fi/Fantasy meetup group have another get-together at the Mad Hatter pub in Southwark. And don't worry about missing Doctor Who...they watch it as a group. FREE, 5pm onwards

Sunday 11 September
FILM: The Clapham Picturehouse screens 1920s sci-fi classic Metropolis. £10, 3pm

Booking Ahead
MEETING: Intelligence Squared hosts regular events that bring together the world's top thinkers. Their annual conference/gathering thingy is set for 25/26 November and tickets are now on sale. It's one of those massive TED-style events with a large price tag, but you'll get to see big names. This year's theme asks 'how will our homes, lives and cities be transformed by an urbanised, environmentally conscious and technologically empowered humanity?'. £299 + VAT

Have we missed something? Let us (and everyone else) know in the comments. Or contact matt@londonist.com with any upcoming events or exhibitions.

Last Updated 05 September 2011