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?

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