APS News

June 2009 (Volume 18, Number 6)

Bad Astronomer, Good Public Lecture

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Photo by Brian Mosley

On the evening of May 4 at the APS April Meeting in Denver, noted blogger and author Philip Plait (aka the Bad Astronomer) gave a public lecture about asteroids, what would happen if one hit Earth, and how to prevent it. The talk, based on his latest book "Death from the Skies", was attended by an audience of several hundred and was followed by a book signing.