Tagged: Neil deGrasse Tyson

The importance of celebrity scientists - Nano Girl

Michelle Dickinson Jul 13, 2017

Last week, I was honoured to have been able to join Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson on stage during his New Zealand cosmic perspective tour. As the only American to have been awarded the Stephen Hawking Medal for science communication, Dr Tyson has been called the American face of science. I was astounded and inspired at the ability of a scientist … Read More

Neil deGrasse Tyson, science communication superstar, coming to New Zealand - News

John Kerr Mar 28, 2017

One of the world’s most well known and entertaining science communicators is coming to New Zealand. Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson will be coming to New Zealand – for the first time ever – this July to talk life, the universe and everything. He will be performing his show A Cosmic Perspective in Christchurch (July 4) and Auckland (July 9). Both … Read More

Monday Afternoon Movies: From Daleks to Vectron - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan Apr 02, 2012

I was collecting up videos to drip feed when I got around to it, but figured I may as well post them all at once to liven up a Monday afternoon. Enjoy. The Great and Powerful Tyson… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfAzaDyae-k Dan Dennett on “Deepities”… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rg-4fmbpZ-M Levitation, I have to admit while watching this I was grinning like and idiot..it’s awesome…. Read More

TOSP Episode 13: December 5th 2011 - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Dec 07, 2011

[Original post on the Sciblogs The Official Sciblogs Podcast site] Another week, another collection of brilliant stuff to talk about. This week, Elf and aimee talk about groups.  Well, mostly groups, but also weta, astronomy, learning and why we don’t have a cure for AIDS.  As for groups – we look into how StarCraft 2 [...] … Read More

Clear science communication - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Mar 08, 2010

Book review: Am I Making Myself Clear?: A Scientist’s Guide to Talking to the Public by Cornelia Dean Price US$13.57 Hardcover: 288 pages Publisher: Harvard University Press; 1 edition (October 30, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 0674036352 ISBN-13: 978-0674036352 I bet you can name some good science communicators. People like Carl Sagan, Richard Dawkins, Carolyn Porco, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Lawrence … Read More