Nov. 4th, 2010

Hey guys!

Nov. 4th, 2010 02:32 pm
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Please help me spread the word to the DragonCon community - which won't let me post an announcement there.

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Fresh from his gig hosting Phil Plait's Bad Universe on the Discovery Channel, Dr. Phil Plait, The Bad Astronomer, will give a lecture and book signing at UWG on November 9. Dr. Plait will give a lecture entitled "DEATH FROM THE SKIES: THESE ARE THE WAYS THE WORLD WILL END" at 8pm in the Coliseum.

Tickets are available at the Townsend Center box office - $3 for students and $5 for everyone else. Please do me a huge favor and announce this exciting opportunity to your classes.
Fresh from his gig hosting Phil Plait's Bad Universe on the Discovery Channel, Dr. Phil Plait, The Bad Astronomer, will give a lecture and book signing at UWG on November 9. Dr. Plait will give a lecture entitled "DEATH FROM THE SKIES: THESE ARE THE WAYS THE WORLD WILL END" at 8pm in the Coliseum.

Tickets are available at the Townsend Center box office - $3 for students and $5 for everyone else. Please do me a huge favor and help me get the word out. Call 678-839-4722 for $5 tickets!

More information on Phil, in case you are not a geek, mostly copied directly from the internet:

Philip Cary Plait (a.k.a. The Bad Astronomer) is an astronomer and skeptic who runs the website BadAstronomy.com. For as long as he can remember, Dr. Phil Plait has been in love with science. After ten years working on Hubble Space Telescope and six more working on astronomy education, he struck out on his own as a writer. He has written two books, dozens of magazine articles, and 12 bazillion blog articles. He is a skeptic, and loves fighting misuses of science as well as praising the wonder of real science.

After earning his doctorate in astronomy at the University of Virginia, he worked as a NASA contractor at the Goddard Space Flight Center, working with the Hubble Space Telescope. Dr. Plait began a career in public outreach and education with the 'Bad Astronomy' website and blog, debunking bad science and popular misconceptions. The book Bad Astronomy was released in 2002, to be followed in 2008 by Death From The Skies!

Dr. Plait has given dozens of talks about science and pseudo-science across the US and internationally. He uses images, audio, and video clips in an entertaining and informative multimedia presentation packed with humor and backed by solid science and critical thinking.

He has spoken at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, the Space Telescope Science Institute (home of Hubble), the Hayden Planetarium in NYC and many other world-class museums and planetaria, conferences, astronomy clubs, colleges & universities, and community groups. He has appeared on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, Pax TV, Tech TV, the SciFi Channel, Radio BBC, Air America, NPR, and many other television and internet venues. The Bad Astronomy website receives more than 6 million hits per year and received the 'Best Science Blog' Weblog award in 2007. His writing has appeared in Sky and Telescope, Astronomy magazine, Night Sky magazine, Space.com, Maxim, the Skeptical Inquirer, the Huffington Post, and more.

I follow Phil on Twitter because he's interesting, knowledgeable, and funny - and I'm NOT an astronomer! Please come check it out!

- Dr A

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