OMSI Hosts Death from the Skies! Author, Bad Astronomer Dr. Phil Plait at August 1 Portland Science Pub
A special edition OMSI Portland Science Pub presented by “Bad Astronomer,”Dr. Phil Plait.
How do you think the world will end? If you’re anything like American astronomer, Phil Plait, the possibility for human extinction by way of astronomical phenomena is a topic worth exploring! In his
published work, Death from the Skies!,Dr. Plait reveals the real science behind various astronomical events, including asteroid impacts, supernovae explosions, solar flares and gamma ray bursts. What are the chances of any of these radical events occurring in real life? Listen as Dr. Plait debunks glamorized Hollywood theories and explains how astronomical events have actually shaped our history … and how they may do so again.
Wednesday, August 1, 7-9 p.m. at the Bagdad Theater: 3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland
Open to all ages, with purchased tickets. No scientific background required!
COST: This is a special ticketed Science Pub event. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance online or at McMenamins box offices.
ABOUT DR. PHIL PLAIT
After earning his doctorate in astronomy at the University of Virginia, Dr. Phil Plait worked as a NASA contractor in the Goddard Space Flight Center on the Hubble Space Telescope. Dr. Plait began a career in public outreach and education with the Bad Astronomy website and blog, exposing bad science and popular misconceptions. He released his book Bad Astronomy in 2002, followed by Death from the Skies! in 2008. Dr. Plait’s television show, Phil Plait’s Bad Universe premiered on the Discovery Channel in September 2010.
ABOUT OMSI SCIENCE PUBS
OMSI Science Pubs give you a chance to quench your thirst and feed your head by combining food, beverages, and learning. Held in seven different locations around the state, Science Pubs feature cutting-edge topics in science and technology presented by leading experts in a fun, casual atmosphere. Whether you’re completely unfamiliar with science or a self-identified “science geek,” at Science Pub, you’ll be entertained and educated in an environment where there’s no such thing as a dumb question! For more information, visit www.omsi.edu/sciencepub.