Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson – Adventures in Science Literacy

The morning after, I'm still in a state of awe. Last night I got to see Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson on stage, doing what he does best: education for the people. The topic was Adventures in Science Literacy. Or as he called it, "Adventures in Science Illiteracy." You see, the entire talk was geared about … Continue reading Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson – Adventures in Science Literacy

My Favorite Universe by Prof. Neil deGrasse Tyson (The Great Courses)

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson is, for me, something of a modern day folk hero.  I have nothing but admiration and respect for his work and his commitment to education, both of which continue in the footsteps of his mentor, Dr. Carl Sagan, and both of which are sorely needed in our age of mind-blowing levels … Continue reading My Favorite Universe by Prof. Neil deGrasse Tyson (The Great Courses)

New Shirt

Sometimes you see something online, and it's an insta-buy.  This campaign was going around for a short time, and I jumped on it.  The shirt just arrived. Sadly, none of my co-workers know who these people are.  I can think of no better example of an expressed need for better education.  And so... I will … Continue reading New Shirt

Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier by Neil deGrasse Tyson

I have nothing but respect for Dr. Tyson as an educator and worthy successor to the great Carl Sagan.  When I came across this audiobook on Audible, I hesitated only briefly.  Why did I hesitate?  Because it's not narrated by Tyson.  It's narrated by Mirron Willis.  I'm going to talk about that first.  This narration … Continue reading Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier by Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries by Prof. Neil deGrasse Tyson (The Great Courses)

Quarks.  Black holes.  Dark matter.  Dark energy.  Alien intelligence.  These are but some of the topics that Dr. Tyson discusses in this short but mind-blowing series of lectures.  This is the kind of thing that makes you scratch your head and stare out at the omniverse in awe and wonder.  None of it is dumbed down … Continue reading The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries by Prof. Neil deGrasse Tyson (The Great Courses)