Saturday, August 8, 2015

the star talker - neil degrasse tyson

what a fun, almost surreal evening talking with Neil DeGrasse Tyson.

pre-show with Neil deGrasse Tyson
He reminded us to "look the hell up every once in a while" and not to take evidence of science and technology in our everyday lives (phones!) for granted.

I didn't realize for the first few minutes that we were on the HUGE screen behind us on stage!

one of the best parts about spending time with neil is realising that he is constantly observing the world around him and thinking about it, questioning it, interpreting it - not taking it at face value. it's something we should all do more, as it keeps us present in the moment and prevents us from not appreciating all the amazing things around us.

With Neil DeGrasse Tyson after our conversation in Melbourne, thanks to Think Inc
I'll host his next show in brisbane next weekend, so there's still time to let me know what questions you would ask him if you had the chance!

also, should i wear the boots again, or change it up?  serious questions of the universe....


Tony Verow, MD said...

I love seeing this man talk. In particular i love watching him debate and skewer the anti-science wingnuts plaguing society here in the US.

IMHO keep the boots !

Eva said...

I agree, keep the boots.

Terry Bridges said...

I have a lot of time for Tyson, and he is a fantastic popularizer of science. However, I have found his comments on philosophers naive and sophmoric-- that's something you could ask him about.

heroineworshipper said...

Moving up. Next stop, the space station.