Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Interview: Neil deGrasse Tyson
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 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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