Phil Plait on Slacker

From the people who brought you the VLA in audio form and "Galaxies in Gangs Wear Red", comes: "The Big Bad Astronomer". You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll hear about Phil Plait running naked through his house. All in the name of astronomy. Check out the latest Slacker Astronomy podcast which comes in bite-sized and unplugged versions.

The gang (what is the collective noun for podcasters?) discuss the many misconceptions that are listed on the Bad Astronomy website. Phil also talks about what it is like to be treated as a celebrity (amongst a very small group of people) and the problems of discovering that you are an astronomer with an arch-nemesis. Not many people can say that. We also get treated to a Dr Nick impression and finally find out how you actually pronounce Ophiuchus. Well, actually, as Pamela seems to have a bit of trouble pronouncing names, perhaps we don't.

Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Tuesday 12th Apr 2005 (23:16 UTC) | Permalink
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