As a reminder, I’ll be at the Bagdad Theater in Portland, Oregon at 7:00 tonight to give my "Death from the Skies!", which if I can be objective for a moment is the single greatest public speaking event you could ever even dream to hope to attend. And that’s me being objective.
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Do you live in Utah? Near Logan?
Then come see me destroy the world Friday night! I’m giving my "Death from the Skies!" talk at Utah State University at 7:00 p.m. on April 27 (tomorrow). I’ll be in Room 130 of the Emmert Auditorium. It’s open to the public and admission is free.
Yes, free. It costs nothing to wipe out life on Earth via asteroid impact.
This is part of USU’s Science Unwrapped lecture series, a pretty cool idea where they have themed talks during the year. They’ve been doing apocalypses, which is great! I’m sorry I missed the ones on zombies and supervolcanoes, actually. Those are two of my favorites. Someone should combine them. "Super Zombie Volcanoes from Planet X!" I would totally watch that movie.
Hey, guess where I’ll be?
Yeah, there. Well, a little to the left of that big blob. Ypsilanti, Michigan, to be exact. On February 15th I’m giving my "Death from the Skies!" talk at Eastern Michigan University at 7:00 p.m. It’s free, so if you’re in the area drop on by! I lived in Ann Arbor for three years, so it’ll be cool to head back there.
And if you live in the Bethlehem PA area, I’ll be at Geroge Hrab’s concert a few days later! And then the live Nerdist podcast in Boulder March 2, and then SXSW on March 12th, and more stuff coming too.
Geez, I need to post a calendar. OK, I’ll put that on my list. If only I had a calendar to remind me…
Tip o’ the spacesuit visor to Fragile Oasis for the picture, which was taken on the ISS on January 30, 2012, because I assume the astronauts were excited that I’d be there. Credit: Image Science and Analysis Laboratory, NASA-Johnson Space Center. "The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth."
I’ll be giving my "Death from the Skies!" twice in Texas next week:
1) First, I’ll be speaking at Rice University in Houston on November 14th at 4:00 p.m. in Herzstein Hall’s amphitheater, then
2) I’ll be at the University of Texas – Pan American on November 15th for a 7:00 p.m. talk at the Student Union Theater. The UTPA event requires registration, so sign up! [Update: another page about the UTPA talk is here.]
The talk is about asteroid and comet impacts, and how one could ruin your whole day. I know there are BABloggees in Texas — you guys come out of the wordwork when I write about The Lone Star State — so come on by!
If 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!
For those of you in the upstate New York area, I’ll be giving my Death from the Skies! talk at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI for those in the know) this Thursday, November 12, at 7:30 p.m. It’s free and open, which I guess means the public can come, but you might want to contact them about that.
I visited RPI many years ago (it was on my list of potential colleges when I was in high school, but that’s a long story), and it’s gorgeous. This time of year it’ll be spectacular, I bet, so I’m really looking forward to this!
A quick reminder: the Carl Sagan Day celebration will be at Broward College in southern Florida on Saturday! Speakers include James Randi, Jeffrey Bennett, David Morrison, and me. There will be lots of stuff for kids and astronomy enthusiasts of all ages. Check my blog post from Monday for more info.
Also, there will be a reception that night at 8:00 p.m. as well. Requested donation is $10. I hope to see some BABloggees there!