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Bad Universe is Good TV

Just watched Phil “Bad Astronomy” Plait’s new Discovery Channel Show Bad Universe.  Great stuff!  He’s an enthusiastic and engaging host.  We’ll be watching the whole series.  Minor quibble: Phil uses his signature phrase “Holy Haleakala!” about six times too many … Continue reading

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Phil Plait steps down from JREF

Holy Haleakala!  After just over a year at the helm, Phil “Bad Astronomer” Plait is stepping down as president of the James Randi Educational Foundation to pursue an undisclosed TV project.  His worthy successor is Center for Inquiry’s D.J. Grothe.  … Continue reading

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Boy hit by meteorite? Maybe…

Telegraph.co.uk reports that a boy in Germany claims to have been struck in the hand by a small meteorite, which “knocked [him] flying” before leaving a foot-wide crater in the ground. I’m not an astronomer, but the story sounded fishy … Continue reading

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Phil “The Pundit” Plait on bloggingheads.tv

Have you people not had enough of Phil Plait of late?  Nay?  Then check out his recent appearance at bloggingheads.tv (one of my favorite sites for detailed punditry).  Good job, Phil!

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Death from the Skies

This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends SWEET MERCIFUL HEAVENS, is this really the way the world ends?!?!?! Review by John C. Snider © 2009 We’ve … Continue reading

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Podcast #43 – Phil Plait

We interview Phil Plait, Bad Astronomy blogger, new president of the James Randi Educational Foundation, booster for the International Year of Astronomy, and author of the pop-science book Death from the Skies. Yes, he is busy.  [Late-breaking news: Bad Astronomy was … Continue reading

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