TED talk Q&A live online

By Phil Plait | November 28, 2011 10:51 am

On Friday, Thursday, December 1, at 1:00 p.m. Eastern (US) time (18:00 UTC) I’ll be doing a live online chat about asteroid impacts and astronomy at the TED website. This text-based chat is open to anyone; all you have to do is register which is free and only takes a moment.

The chat will revolve around my TED talk called "An Asteroid Impact Can Ruin Your Whole Day", which I gave here in Boulder in September. You can watch that talk online, which I suggest you do if you want to come to the chat. It’s only 14 minutes long, but it does feature me gesticulating a lot.

If you’re curious what it will be like, my Discover Magazine co-blogger Sean Carroll did a TED chat in May 2011. This is a fun way to interact with people, and I’m looking forward to it, so drop on by and ask a question!

CATEGORIZED UNDER: About this blog, Astronomy, Cool stuff

Comments (8)

  1. dcsohl

    The TED link Phil included says December 1 without mention of day-of-week, so I’d assume it to be Thursday and not Friday. I just hope Phil shows up on Thursday and not Friday!

  2. Man, I would rather it be on Friday since I may actually have an opportunity to log in.

  3. I think there are posts but nobody’s home if you know what I mean.

  4. Chris

    Hey Phil I just saw your talk prominently featured on the front page of hulu!

  5. Daniel D. Stiehm

    I just watched TED talk called “An Asteroid Impact Can Ruin Your Whole Day.

    Subject: Moving space rocks.
    There are many computers here on earth.
    Computers can control stepper motors.
    Stepper motors can move mirrors.
    Mirrors can reflect sun light.
    someone can wright a computer program, that can focas many mirrors on space rocks inside earth orbit, to move them.
    Selling the mirrors and motors to indeviduals so a central camand can fucas them on space rocks mite be a real salemenship job .
    But aint earth wherth it?

  6. Aishvardhan

    why we always measure the speed of light same?why it is not according to Maxwell theory?


Discover's Newsletter

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!


See More

Collapse bottom bar