Tweeting the NAS

By Phil Plait | June 22, 2009 9:08 am

On Tuesday, June 23 (tomorrow!), I’ll be in DC to talk about how the internet and social networks have changed the way we communicate science. The cool thing is, the talk will be at the very prestigious National Academy of Sciences!

The NAS has always been interested in science communication, but the advent of teh toobz has obviously changed the game. A lot of voices advocating reality are rising now that were unheard before, and the web is their (our!) medium. So they asked me to come and talk about this to the staff, and, even better they’ve opened this to the public. Matt Nisbet has scheduling details; my talk is at 12:30 – 1:30 at the NAS building (500 Fifth Street, N.W. DC).

It’s RSVP only, so if you are in the area and want to attend, contact Olive Schwarzschild at oschwarz "at" nas "dot" edu.

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Antiscience, Science, Uncategorized

Comments (10)

  1. davidlpf

    Too far away for me still, so I will be able to escape the attraction to this event.

  2. Andrew

    Just RSVP’d. I can’t wait to go see you

  3. Good luck and have fun!

  4. Awesome! Will there be beers being had nearby after the talk?

  5. Andrew

    nevermind. they just sent an email saying that it was full

  6. Gary Ansorge

    Dang, Phil, you’re just getting too popular. In another year or two, your devoted fans will be standing outside your venues crying out ” Oh, Phil, I wanna have your baby,,,”

    Now, why does that sound so darn familiar???

    GAry 7

  7. Is this talk going to be recorded? I’d love to hear what you have to say.

  8. Had to do a double-take on the title. For a minute, I thought you’d professed your love for hip-hop! http://www.islanddefjam.com/artist/home.aspx?artistID=7312

  9. George E Martin

    Olive Schwarzschild ? Schwarzschild is of course a well known name in astrophysics. Any relation?

    George

  10. I’m trying to make it, but that e-mail address says olive is out of office.

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