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Neil deGrasse Tyson

Spaaaaaaaaaaace

President Obama Will Introduce Tonight’s Premiere of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

Carl Sagan is one of my personal heroes. His writings have influenced me greatly, and his iconic series Cosmos remains an important touchstone for me. However, like the universe, our scientific knowledge has expanded, and special effects have become fancier as well. While I’ll always love the old series, I’m very glad we’re getting a new Cosmos for younger generations. Okay, “glad” is an understatement. I have snacks. My nebula-print t-shirt is clean. I am so ready for this.

Apparently, some folks with much more sway than I have been preparing for tonight’s debut as well. Folks like, say, the President of the United States.

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It Came From Outer Space

An Explosive Trailer for Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Carl Sagan’s Cosmos

“Come with me,” Neil deGrasse Tyson says.

“Our journey is just beginning,” Neil deGrasse Tyson says.

I don’t have anything else to add.

Previously in Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: NYCC Exclusive Spaceballs Poster

Artist Timothy Pittides and Bottleneck Gallery are selling this Spaceballs poster exclusively at this weekend’s New York Comic Con. Merchandising, merchandising! Where the real money from the movie is made! (/Film)

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Review

Review: Europa Report

When it comes to alien first contact stories, there’s generally two impulses to follow. Some movies, like Contact, focus on the awe that comes with learning something huge about our mysterious universe. Others, like Alien, focus on the terror that could come from encountering a species unknown to humanity.

There are numerous good examples of each. But I don’t think I’ve ever seen a film that simultaneously embodies both as well as Sebastian Cordero’s Europa Report

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It Came From Outer Space

Neil deGrasse Tyson Is Life, the Universe and Everything In The Cosmos Trailer

A while back, we heard Carl Sagan’s series Cosmos was getting a reboot courtesy of Neil deGrasse Tyson and Seth MacFarlane. Little did we know, it would make deGrasse Tyson champion of the universe. Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey, will premiere on Fox and the National Geographic Channel in 2014.

(via GeekMom)

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The Final Frontier

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Sallie Baliunas Talk About Science and Star Trek

Okay, so it’s four years old. There’s no expiration date on science.

(via io9.)

Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Ziggy Potter, the Boy Who Played Guitar

Designed by Evan Ferstenfeld and Enkel Dika, available for purchase in shirt form over yonder. Nobody tell Ron about the spiders from Mars. (Fashionably Geek)

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Turn Your Kindle into The Neverending Story

Best Kindle cover ever. None others come close. Etsy seller GeekifyInc has also made tablet covers that resemble H.P. Lovecraft‘s The Necronomicon, the Red Book of Westmarch from the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, and To Serve Man from The Twilight Zone. (/Film)

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: A Crocheted Bane Mask

I…wow. You can buy it from Rose Pope on Etsy. (via Neatorama

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she blinded me with science

It’s Friday: Lets Get Cosmic

But lets face it, every day of the week is equally appropriate for Symphony of Science videos. Relativity is nuts, man.

(via io9.)

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