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On Sale Now: StarTalk Live! at the Beacon Theater in NYC
Hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Eugene Mirman.
With very special guests: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., His Holiness The Gyalwang Drukpa and more!
6/5/14 8 PM at Beacon Theater NYC.
Tix: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1D004C8BEDE6F4C9
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On the blog: Worlds Collide this Sunday when Neil deGrasse Tyson Has a COSMOS Conversation with co-writer Steven Soter
Neil deGrasse Tyson, who hosts both StarTalk Radio and COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey, sits down for a chat with COSMOS co-writer Dr. Steven Soter...
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"Have you been watching the new COSMOS series on FOX and wondered why the show seems to focus so much on the history of science?"

No matter how fantastic the science, it won't  hold people's attention without a "human interest" element.

I called the publisher of:
The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes: How a Stone-Age Comet Changed the Course of World Culture
and told him I had the logical successor to this book which rewrote the standard model on solar system formation and geology, but he told me I still need a "human interest" element.

No wonder I haven't been able to get any leverage on my alternative solar-system hypothesis: it's as dry as old bones in the desert.
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" The night before the debate, I spoke at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky. The students there were keenly aware of the next evening’s debate. I had a long car drive from one side of the commonwealth to the other. I could not help but notice the layers and layers of beautiful limestone everywhere along the road. We pulled over at a cut where some blasting took place for the road’s right-of-way, and I walked through a few centimeters of snow. I easily picked up three nice specimens of rock revealing several fossilized small shelly ancient sea creatures. I held one up during my opening remarks. There’s an irony that the Creation Museum literally sits atop overwhelming evidence of the true age of our planet. "

Quote from: http://www.richarddawkins.net/news_articles/2014/4/16/bill-nye-s-take-on-the-nye-ham-debate?category=Science
 
For a variety of reasons scientists are generally advised not to debate creationists, thus the certain trepidation when our colleague, the well-known television science educator and CSI Fellow Bill Nye, accepted an invitation for just such a debate about origins with creationist Ken Ham.

Afterward the Skeptical Inquirer invited Bill Nye to give his own first-person view of this much-watched and much-discussed debate, the circumstances surrounding it, his preparations and strategy, and the reasons he decided to take part. Read more: http://ow.ly/vRaEo
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Neil deGrasse Tyson ‏@neiltyson
As best as I can figure, if the evening news ever needs to show a fuzzy snapshot of you, you are probably missing or dead.
https://twitter.com/neiltyson/status/456574407809310720

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Or abducted by an insane Mexican drug dealer who wants you to work for him...
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#cosmos   ‏ +COSMOSonTV @COSMOSonTV 
Behind the scenes:@neiltyson stands on the edge of The Imagination. For more photos: http://fox.tv/cosmosdiaries   
https://twitter.com/COSMOSonTV/status/457222121048264705
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Please, don't! This destroys the magic...:(
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Tickets still available for StarTalk Live Boston
5/4/14 6PM at the Berklee Performance Center Boston
Hosted by Bill Nye The Science Guy w/ co-host Eugene Mirman
http://www.eugenemirmancomedyfestival.com/boston/
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I Love #Science !
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+COSMOSonTV   
You're ready for #cosmos   if your:
☑ Safety goggles are secured
☑ Lab coat is on
☑ DVR is set for 9/8c TOMORROW.
https://twitter.com/COSMOSonTV/status/457625168798834689
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Now I wonder what's on tomorrow, more swinging bowling balls ?
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Yup. Some of the hundreds of tons of meteors that Earth plows through daily do this:  via @DrFunkySpoon
https://twitter.com/neiltyson/status/457580649482690560
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The struggle to uncover the truth is all too real, this Sunday on +COSMOSonTV. 
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+Jungle Jargon Read this:
http://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/1org9i/if_the_universe_is_138_billion_years_old_but_time/

You illiterate moron. You have heard some terms from popular science shows and you come here to argue deep questions which requires PhD level knowledge of physics with your uneducated background?
I can understand the inferior weaker mind needs to rely on a deity to buffer the harshness of reality of the universe but that's not how things work, never have and never will. If you don't like evolution, go find yourself a different world to live in where it doesn't exist. Probably the only thing stupider than believing in a false magical deity is to have zero education on a subject yet argue about it without proof using terms heard on TV. Dumbfucks. If you ever fall sick please reject medicine as it has come from the science of the Law of Evolution. You'll be doing us a favor. 
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The WFIRST/AFTA astrophysics mission: bigger and better for exoplanets
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Published on 15 Apr 2014
Tom Greene, NASA Ames

Abstract: The Wide Field InfRared Survey Telescope mission is the highest priority large space project recommended by the 2010 Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey, and it is expected to begin development in 2017 when the James Webb Space Telescope is nearing launch. WFIRST was conceived to conduct wide field, near-infrared surveys for dark energy, exoplanet gravitational microlensing, and general astrophysics using a moderate aperture (~1.3-m) telescope. NASA has recently approved the use of a much larger, Hubble-sized (2.4-m) telescope that was donated by the National Reconnaissance Office. A science definition team is now studying a revamped WFIRST mission concept with this telescope, including a coronagraphic instrument for exoplanet and disk imaging and spectroscopy. This talk will highlight the mission's science potential including brief descriptions of its dark energy and general observer programs with more focus on its exoplanet microlensing survey and coronagraphic imaging and spectroscopy of nearby exoplanetary systems.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson (born October 5, 1958) is an American astrophysicist, a science communicator, the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetariumat the Rose Center for Earth and Space, and a Research Associate in the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History. Since 2006 he has hosted the educational science television show NOVA scienceNOW on PBS, and has been a frequent guest onThe Daily ShowThe Colbert ReportReal Time with Bill Maher, and Jeopardy!. It was announced on August 5, 2011 that Tyson will be hosting a new sequel to Carl Sagan's Cosmos: A Personal Voyage TV series.[1] 


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*Note to users who follow this page after 3:05 PM June 15, 2012*
Google Plus has a cap of 5000 people in Circles total and the above Date and time is when we crossed that threshold. As a result of this policy I cannot Circle more people at this time with out un-Circling some early adopters. My current feelings are that would be unfair to them so please know I appreciate your interest but unfortunately I won't be Circling you until the above policy changes. 
Thank-you for your interest and understanding.

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