DftS! talk Monday night in Denver

By Phil Plait | May 3, 2009 8:29 pm

OK, so I’m a doofus sometimes. I’m giving a talk Monday night in Denver, and it’s part of the American Physical Society meeting being held there. So I assumed it was only for members, but it turns out it’s open to the public, so I’m a little late in announcing it.

The lecture will be about asteroid impacts, based on the first chapter of Death from the Skies!, and it will be at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel on Monday, May 4. I was told the talk was at 7:00 p.m., but the meeting website says 7:30. You should get there by 7 if you want to make sure [Edited to add: I’ve confirmed the talk DEFINITELY starts at 7:00!]. I’ll hang out with any BABloggees who arrive early if I can. The website doesn’t say anything about an admission price, so bring a few hundred bucks to throw at me as needed. Hope to see you there!

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Cool stuff, DeathfromtheSkies!

Comments (13)

  1. Robert Lewis

    Definitely going to try to make it. Not my favorite part of town to drive through, but I reckon this is worth getting pissed off at a few poor drivers.

  2. Ben

    I have been talking up your lecture to all the undergrads and grad students I met at the conference (I’m a graduate student). I can’t wait to see your talk!

  3. patrick

    Ooo. I’m going to try and get out of work at a reasonable time. Notice, we need notice!

  4. Will


    Any chance there will be a recording??? I would love to hear your speech.



  5. RAF

    For those who haven’t head Phil speak live, you’re in for a treat…

    That is, “if” you can stand his puns. :)

  6. MadScientist

    I’d expect the public lectures to be free – no need to join APS and no need to pay the registration fee. Professional societies usually only try to scare off prospective members with the fees; they’re nice to anyone they don’t think would ever consider joining. Sometimes the organizations are nice to undergrads as well … that is, until they do graduate.

  7. Sili

    Are you gonna wiggle your bum suggestively and allow us to stick the bills in your jockstrap?

  8. Supernova

    Robert: light rail!

    Not sure if I can make it, Phil, but I suspect there will be a good DU contingent. Hope it goes great!

  9. Robert Lewis

    Supernova: Might end up doing that. Not that I can really afford any extra expenses right now, but it’s a hell of a lot easier.

  10. ccpetersen

    Heckuva way to celebrate my birthday, Phil!

    Break a leg… or a planet… or something!!

  11. Rael

    Completely unrelated, but I just stumbled across this story while at work, and thought it might be of some interest to you. Long story short, a pair of foolish (though university educated) parents let their child die from septisemia because they ignored medical advice to take their eczema afflicted child to a skin specialist, opting instead to treat it with homeopathically.

    It didn’t work, and the child subsequently developed septisemia from its wounds and died.


  12. JW Coles

    Denver’s a bit far away at 1,500 miles to show up for the lecture, but I just finished reading Death From the Skies today and found it fascinating. I also read Bad Astronomy a couple of weeks ago. The truth really is out there – keep publishing!

  13. Ben

    Nice talk Monday night Phil! I didn’t stick around to say hi afterwards as it was my 12th hour of physics by then but I enjoyed the discussion. My favorite part was the grumpy old German physicist sitting in front of me. He’s the one who asked you for a peer reviewed journal paper about the gravitational tug. I have seen that guy talk several times in history of physics seminars. He’s kind of nutty but I love hearing him talk. Thanks again for the fun talk Phil!


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