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Purpose of this talk page
It is my intention that this talk page be used a jumping-off point for discussions of future meetups before they have their own articles created.--Pharos 02:32, 7 November 2007 (UTC)
- Actually, it probably makes more sense to raise such issues on the talk page of the previous meetup; i.e. at Wikipedia talk:Meetup/NYC.--Pharos (talk) 00:33, 2 February 2008 (UTC)
January 13, 2008
- First 3 messages copied from talk page discussions.
I have reserved the astronomy library (Rm 1402) in Pupin Hall for Sunday, January 13. The building isn't open to the public until 2 pm, so maybe we should consider moving the meeting back until 2:30 pm. What do you think? ScienceApologist 17:57, 6 November 2007 (UTC)
- Yes, it seems reasonable to me to move it forward to 2:30. You've reserved it for 2 hours, right? I also have a couple of other questions: What is the seating capacity of the room? And, what are your thoughts on a post-meetup activity in the general area?
- I think having a post-meetup worked somewhat well for us on Saturday: separating the event into an "official" chapter portion at the library, and a post-meetup at the museum which was more socializing and general Wikipedia/Wikimedia chat (FWIW, almost noone came to the pre-meetup). This way those not interested in the chapter (e.g. some out-of-towners) could join us later, and we could still have time for the socializing activities generally expected at meetups. I think specifically setting aside the "official" chapter portion in a somewhat sterile environment is what helped keep things there on-topic to the chapter agenda.
- And, thanks for your very much for your help and initiative on this. It is a very valuable thing to be able to have the next meeting already mostly scheduled at this stage.--Pharos 18:18, 6 November 2007 (UTC)
- I scheduled the room from 2 pm to 5 pm. It can comfortably seat up to about 30 people in its current configuration and, if need be, we can rearrange the place to seat up to 100. Even if we go past 5 pm, that shouldn't be a problem as there are not going to be any other events in that room on Sunday night. As for other things to do, you might check out the Columbia University visitor's guide. There are plenty of restaurants in the area, some particularly good ones on Amsterdam Avenue. If it is a clear night, we can go up onto the roof of Pupin and take a look through telescopes. It'll be a bit cold and there's about a 50% chance that it will be too cloudy to see anything, but that's always a fun event. ScienceApologist 18:25, 6 November 2007 (UTC)
- The telescopes on the roof certainly sound like a fantastic idea, or at least something I know that I would enjoy. I also have a couple of other questions/concerns: you need a photo ID to get in, right? — we will have to remember to mention this prominently on the meetup page. And, we will have to set a definite time and place for the post-meetup (at Columbia or at a restaurant? and at what time?). Also, how late will the roof be open (we might want to wait till it gets fully dark out, or at least as fully dark as Manhattan gets)?--Pharos 03:11, 7 November 2007 (UTC)
- There is no photo ID required for entry: the building is open to the public at that time. I have access to the roof, but the building itself may be locked in the evening so if we are going to do an observing session it will have to directly through me after any post-meeting get-together. ScienceApologist 17:01, 7 November 2007 (UTC)