This week on Skepticality, Derek and Swoopy report in from The James Randi Educational Foundation's Amazing Meeting 9 with an interview featuring keynote speaker, astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Show Notes
 

Date – July 19th, 2011 read by Swoopy.

– Swoopy and Derek just got back from TAM 9.
Tons of good times and great people.
 

Skeptic History Notes

– The first modern Loch Ness monster sighting was by the Spicers on July 22, 1933.
– Frank Searle’s photo of the monster dates from July 27, 1972.
– Peter McNab’s photo of the monster dates from July 29, 1955.
– Apollo 11 photo AS11-36-5319, which may or may not depict a UFO, was taken July 16, 1969.
– James Oberg debunked this and other Apollo UFO reports in a chapter of the 1982 book UFOs and Outer Space Mysteries.
– The infamous Face on Mars photo was taken on July 25, 1976.
– You can read daily Skeptic History facts on Twitter or Facebook or download the new (and free) JREF iPhone app.

Interview

– Doesn't get bugged about [amazon_link id="B0057DCP1M" target="_blank" ]The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet[/amazon_link] much anymore.
– Neil deGrasse Tyson is the host of NOVANow on PBS.
– NASA next to nothing compared to almost any other program in the USA Federal Government.
– We should not allow our desire to reach for the stars to die.
– Tyson's keynote will give ways to save important space science programs.
– He knows why the tides go in and out.
– Follow Neil on Twitter and Facebook.



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