Monday, December 13, 2010

Science Mondays --- Now!

Neil deGrasse Tyson 2 photo by Greehawk68

I am digging Nova Science Now and the host Neil deGrasse Tyson is a wonderful host. Is he the Carl Sagan for this time? An astrophysicist with passion and a desire to have the universe speak to us.

When he was 9 years old he was taken to a planetarium and when the lights dimmed the universe "called to him." And he has been in love ever since.

I also dig Nova's The Secret Life of Scientists which highlighted Dr. Tyson and he tells about that day as a nine year old hearing his calling, about his passion for wearing art inspired by that very same cosmos, about his science, and answers 10 questions.

Apparently he is one of the faves on Colbert:

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
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anyway, my students and I are digging it and I wish the man in front of the camera keeps being joyful and passionate about science


  1. Will have to return and check out you video, Wayne, but wanted to note that I just picked up an old book I own, author Hugh Ross and entitled "The Creator and the Cosmos". Too deep for me to grasp it all, but full of interesting points about how new discoveries keep giving more evidence of God's hand in the origins of our existence.....

  2. Jim--- welcome back my friend. I would highly recommend the videos that clicking on "he tells"

    Teaching about the universe has been quite a challenge. The Hubble and other telescopes keep expanding knowledge well beyond what I learned back in the day.


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