Talk of DEATH in western Georgia

By Phil Plait | November 5, 2010 12:30 pm

westga_logoIf you’re going to be in western Georgia on Tuesday, November 9, why not drop by the University of West Georgia and come to my "Death from the Skies!" talk? The lecture (I hate calling them that; it’s not like I’m chiding anyone) starts at 8:00 p.m., is open to the public, and will include my usual smart-assery, as well as information about whether or not we’ll all be killed by an asteroid impact*. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for the hoi polloi.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Townsend Center at 678-839-4722. I hear a bunch of Atlanta skeptics are coming as well, so this’ll be fun. Hope to see some BABloggees there!

* Maybe.


Comments (26)

  1. It’s ‘οἱ πολλοί’. The world has Unicode, use it 😉

  2. Just realized too, that ‘hoi’ is the Greek ‘the’. $5 for the the general public?

  3. Gary

    But you’re so good at chiding….

  4. Zucchi

    Hm. That’s about an hour away from me. Have to think about that.

  5. KC

    Don’t think Zucchi – do!

  6. Cadon

    Holy crap.. I cant believe you’re coming to my Alma mater! I work less than a mile from campus as well. WILL BE THERE!

  7. I’m going to be in Austin then…..phooey!

    I enjoyed the book and thanks for signing it @ Dragon*Con last year.

  8. NAW

    Sigh…. That is a bit north for me right now, 4+ hour drive. Think you can make a wrong turn and end up at Valdosta State University?

    Didn’t think so, maybe one day. If you really want to small yet enthused group that is the place to go.

  9. Elgin

    Gonna see how many people from the NGCSU SPS I can get to car pool over there :-)

  10. Andrew S

    Yup, Atlanta Skeptics will be out in force. Always a pleasure to hear you speak, Phil.

  11. AJ in CA

    Dr. Plait, I’m just wondering, are there any more books for us BA fans to look forward to? I understand you might want to keep tentative planned projects under wraps, but I thought I’d go ahead and ask. Feel free to take the Fifth :)

    Anyway, I wish I wasn’t on the other side of the continent. I just finished reading Death from the Skies the other day, as a matter of fact. I found the stellar evolution stuff particularly fascinating! Who’d have thought that a clump of gas could wind up having such a complex life cycle 😛

  12. Heather

    Hey guys, if you want to get Phil to come to your university, it’s super easy and his speaking agent Beth at Samara Lectures is pretty awesome to work with.

    Come to UWG to the talk; we’re all pretty excited about it! We’re only an hour from Atlanta and we’re starting at 8 so people can make it out after work.


    PS. Phil, Thanks for agreeing to come out. Like I said, we’re all super excited. One professor told me today that having you come out is “more exciting than booking Coldplay”. I’m just sayin’. (Also, I agree: I dislike Coldplay.)

  13. reidh

    The Bible has more information, it is more definite, it does the math, and it preceeds your and anyone elses book by 2000 years.

  14. casual observer

    Hello Dr. Plait!

    How often do you make these “lectures”? Could you post a personal appearance schedule? I’d love to be able to stop by but it may take some planning so I’d love to know in advance!


  15. dre

    Can’t believe you’re rollin’ through Carrollton. Will you be lost on the way to Birmingham or something? How do you even plan to get lost on the way to somewhere, anyway?

  16. me

    which bible precedes any other book by 2000 years? a sumerian bible maybe?

  17. Zucchi

    Reminds me of that lady on “The View” who stated that there was no recorded history before Jesus. (Yes, the same lady who “wasn’t sure” about whether the Earth is flat.)

  18. Messier Tidy Upper

    I take that’s western Georgia meaning the US Sate and not the ex-Soviet Black Sea nation? 😉

    The lecture (I hate calling them that; it’s not like I’m chiding anyone)

    See to me, lecture doesn’t mean chiding, chastising or chewing out people but rather relaying interesting and /or useful info. A lecturer lecturing at a lecture is a good thing.

    Sad how its taken on the scolding meaning. :-(

  19. Smitty


    UWG? Sweet. I live in Douglasville. But I have to ask, what is the age range for the talk? I really want to bring my daughter and she is 9. She would love to go and see you in person.

  20. Zucchi

    And remember, Phil, the podium is the thing you’re standing on. The thing you’re standing behind is a lectern. As in lecture. It’s a good thing. Hope to see you there.

  21. Gary Ansorge

    I’ll be there if I have to crawl(darn, it’s about 40 miles. Guess I better start crawling now).

    Glad to see you’re finally giving some time to Georgia. For a bible belt state, it’s remarkably cosmopolitan.

    Gary 7

  22. FerdJones

    Gah, just saw this AFTER I paid all of my bills. Might just have to go sell some blood (probably not, but…). Can’t wait to see you. It’s only 76.6 miles one way according to google maps lol

  23. 120 miles one way, but I’m there!

  24. Scott Barber

    I will be there, and will be bringing my daughter. I really look forward to it!

  25. Terry

    Sorry I missed it (by weeks).


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