The Franklin Inn Club is a social, intellectual, academic club in Philadelphia similar to H.L. Mencken's Algonquin Club in NYC years ago. On Friday evening, May 29 there is a wonderful program. Margot Chew Barringer will speak about her grandfather, Daniel Moreau Barringer, who changed the course of scientific opinion and proved the origins of the Meteor Crater in Arizona. This will be followed by our colleague, Baruch Blumberg, Nobel laureate and Founding Director of the NASA Astrobiology Institute and currently the President of the American Philosophical Society. He will talk about NASA missions, astrobiology, and why we should be interested in meteorites and their craters today.
The Franklin Inn Club is at 205 S. Camac St., an alley between 12th and 13th Streets. The Club (see above photo) is located midway between Locust and Walnut Streets.
Ryda Rose, a member of the Club, has invited PASEF/ASEF members to join her for this event. Cocktails are at 5:30 PM followed by the program and dinner at 6:30 PM, Friday, November 29, 2009. The $36 cost includes the cocktail hour, hors d'oeuvres, and the dinner. Please respond by noon Thursday, May 28th, to firstname.lastname@example.org so that the chef can be alerted.