Skepticality:The Official Podcast of Skeptic Magazine

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We're tired of pertinent social and science news being buried by clap trap. Our podcast is here to bring you relevant, under reported current events, as well as in-depth discussions from a scientific, critical, skeptical, and humorous point of view. Derek and Swoopy are your hosts, filling your pod and your brain with skeptical insight and conversation, sometimes heated, on a plethora of topics that are ripe for critical examination. Bringing truth to podcasting, and all who choose to listen. In our travels we will tackle the beasts of pseudoscience; the paranormal, supernatural, ufo / alien encounters, mis-understood history, and overwrought legends - urban or otherwise. Our interview shows feature notable skeptics including; leading astronomy speakers, scientists, philosophy experts, and other scientific, secular, humanist, and skeptical book authors, and critical thinkers.


Skepticality #094 - International Year of Astronomy! - Interview: Dr. Pamela Gay

January 20th, 2009

Episode 112 of 306 episodes

The United Nations has declared 2009 the "International Year of Astronomy."Coinciding with bothGalileo Galilei'scelestialdiscoveries in1609and the publication of Johannes Kepler'sAstronomiaNova(which described the fundamental laws of planetarymotion), the International Year of Astronomy celebrates 400 years ofdiscovery and exploration of our elegant universe. It is an unprecedentedopportunity to showcase some amazing science — and to inspire cosmic wonder. On this episode of Skepticality, Derek & Swoopy talk with astronomer,educator, and podcaster Dr. Pamela Gay about the many exciting global eventspeople can enjoy during the International Year ofAstronomy. She also shares her thoughts about the changing face of NASA, and about some thrillingrecent astronomical discoveries.

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