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01-04-2013, 11:26 PM
RE: NDT is coming to my school
"Wait...who's set to give the lecture?"

"Neil DeGrasse Tyson, sir."

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"...We're gonna need a bigger venue."

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01-04-2013, 11:58 PM
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(01-04-2013 05:09 PM)ghostexorcist Wrote:  I mentioned elsewhere that William Lane Craig came to my school. I guess the administrators wanted to make up for this laps of judgement, so they invited Neil deGrasse Tyson to give a lecture. It's set to take place April 8 at 8pm. I'm definitely going to it.

I demand video.

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02-04-2013, 11:36 AM
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(01-04-2013 11:58 PM)Free Thought Wrote:  
(01-04-2013 05:09 PM)ghostexorcist Wrote:  I mentioned elsewhere that William Lane Craig came to my school. I guess the administrators wanted to make up for this laps of judgement, so they invited Neil deGrasse Tyson to give a lecture. It's set to take place April 8 at 8pm. I'm definitely going to it.

I demand video.

I'll ask about video, but don't get your hopes up.
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06-04-2013, 01:07 AM
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(02-04-2013 11:36 AM)ghostexorcist Wrote:  
(01-04-2013 11:58 PM)Free Thought Wrote:  I demand video.

I'll ask about video, but don't get your hopes up.

Well, I still demand it regardless.

Have fun.

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06-04-2013, 06:43 PM
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You lucky mofo.

NDT should be a good antidote to Craig.
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09-04-2013, 12:17 AM (This post was last modified: 09-04-2013 12:22 AM by ghostexorcist.)
RE: NDT is coming to my school
The lecture was apparently supposed to go from 8-9pm, but the thousand or more people in attendance told him to go on as long as he liked. It was 10:30 by the time he finished the lecture and answered a brief round of questions. People who stayed afterwards waited in a long line to meet Tyson and take pictures with him. My nephew and I were one of these lucky few (several hundred). Even though each encounter was very brief, he made a point to interact with each and every person in some way. For example, I had a shirt on mentioning the famous Shaolin temple, which is known for its martial arts monks. He took note of my shirt, grabbed my wrists, and turned my forearms up. He then asked, "where are your Shaolin brand marks?" (a nod to the 1970s show Kung Fu). I jokingly told him I was still in training. It was a pretty neat experience. I will post the picture when it becomes available. I will also post a description of his talk, most likely tomorrow.

The talk was broadcast live on a local college TV station. I believe it is going to be uploaded to the internet at some point. The camera crew unfortunately packed up before he started answering questions. That was one of the best parts of the night. He is a very passionate speaker who is not afraid to jump around the stage screaming, doing voices, and interacting with the crowd.
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09-04-2013, 12:39 PM
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They finally uploaded the pictures. Here is me, Neil, and my nephew:

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I mentioned earlier that he interacted with each and every individual that took pictures with him. See for instance the following picture. I don't know the people, but I thought the group pose was hilarious:

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09-04-2013, 12:46 PM
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(09-04-2013 12:39 PM)ghostexorcist Wrote:  They finally uploaded the pictures. Here is me, Neil, and my nephew:

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I mentioned earlier that he interacted with each and every individual that took pictures with him. See for instance the following picture. I don't know the people, but I thought the group pose was hilarious:

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You may recognize it from this:

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That got a *SQUEE* from me. AWESOME! Big Grin You got to meet Neil Degrasse TYSON!!!!!

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09-04-2013, 12:50 PM
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(09-04-2013 12:46 PM)cheapthrillseaker Wrote:  That got a *SQUEE* from me. AWESOME! Big Grin You got to meet Neil Degrasse TYSON!!!!!

It was only for a minute, but the interaction was very memorable. I could have stayed later and actually talked with him, but I had to get my nephew home. His mom was pissed that we stayed out so late. I was supposed to get him home by 10pm. We got back at 12:30 am.

Here is a video that someone uploaded of him doing some Q&A. The question was: "Will we ever explore other galaxies?":



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09-04-2013, 01:04 PM
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(09-04-2013 12:50 PM)ghostexorcist Wrote:  
(09-04-2013 12:46 PM)cheapthrillseaker Wrote:  That got a *SQUEE* from me. AWESOME! Big Grin You got to meet Neil Degrasse TYSON!!!!!

It was only for a minute, but the interaction was very memorable. I could have stayed later and actually talked with him, but I had to get my nephew home. His mom was pissed that we stayed out so late. I was supposed to get him home by 10pm. We got back at 12:30 am.

Here is a video that someone uploaded of him doing some Q&A. The question was: "Will we ever explore other galaxies?":



*mind blown and looks a little like Einstein and his hair*

Thanks for posting the vid! Big Grin

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