Apr 29, 2013 · 7:00 PM
Since Julie's April 24 bookclub meeting for "Death by Black Hole, etc" is already full, I decided to host a second meeting, as I've sometimes done in the past.
If you haven't been confirmed for Julie's meeting, please come join us! I'd also ask that you change your RSVP to Julie's meeting (including those of you on the waitlist) if you sign up for mine.
Please sign up only if you plan to read the book and attend. Book information is below. Feel free to contact me if you have questions. I look forward to an interesting discussion! Many of you know that I worked as a scientist so this book should be fascinating!
Death by Black Hole: and other cosmic quandries, by Neil deGrasse Tyson
"A vibrant collection of essays on the cosmos from the nation's best-known astrophysicist. “One of today’s best popularizers of science.”—Kirkus Reviews.
Loyal readers of the monthly "Universe" essays in Natural History magazine have long recognized Neil deGrasse Tyson's talent for guiding them through the mysteries of the cosmos with stunning clarity and almost childlike enthusiasm. Here, Tyson compiles his favorite essays across a myriad of cosmic topics. The title essay introduces readers to the physics of black holes by explaining the gory details of what would happen to your body if you fell into one. "Holy Wars" examines the needless friction between science and religion in the context of historical conflicts. "The Search for Life in the Universe" explores astral life from the frontiers of astrobiology. And "Hollywood Nights" assails the movie industry's feeble efforts to get its night skies right."