Thursday, January 12, 2012

Our Future in Space

So while on my flights and in the airport yesterday, I was reading "Death by Black Hole" by Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson, noted astrophysicist and director of New York City's Hayden Planetarium.  It's a really interesting read about our universe and various celestial happenings.  For those who don't know, Dr. Tyson has also gained internet notoriety as the "watch out, we got a badass over here" guy.

And Dr. Tyson is indeed a badass, and an excellent writer.  I'd recommend any of his books, which are very accessible to even the layperson.  In lieu of giving you his book to read, I offer instead a panel discussion with NDGT among others, from the TAM (The Amazing Meeting) conference this year in Las Vegas.

Dr. Tyson also has a very entertaining podcast, which features a guest every week, at:

So check ch-check check check ch-check it out


  1. Wow, didn't know that that was the badass guy, guess you learn something new everyday! Thanks for the info.

  2. Long video, but worth the watch.

    Plus, props to Bill Nye for still being a science guy. BILL! BILL! BILL!

  3. Didn't NASA stop all outer space flights or something?

    1. NASA's funding has been cut deeply in recent years. As a result, they have stopped manned space flights, namely the shuttle missions. They are still active in sending space probes and telescopes as well as unmanned rovers

  4. nice video, now i got a new mentor lol great topic bro

  5. Now that's a moniker to have, he helps you watch out for badass-es over here..haha

  6. NDGT is the best!
    Any time I see him on TV, I HAVE TO WATCH whatever it is.

    He was on The Big Bang Theory the other day!

  7. youtubing him now im up for some learning today ^_^

  8. This seems interesting. Would like to read it.