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Rad Video // The Most Astounding Fact with Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Neil deGrasse Tyson is an accomplished and acclaimed astrophysicist, who is, to say the least, enthusiastic about Science.

The video below is a video remix of sorts, with Dr. Tyson answering the question, “What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?” With some accompanying visuals and music added by Max Schlickenmeyer, the video is a profoundly eloquent vignette that truly demonstrates the grandeur that Science has to offer. Do watch.

 

This single question was taken from Time Magazine’s “10 Questions with Neil deGrasse Tyson” which you can watch here.

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Written by theberad

March 6, 2012 at 9:22 am

Happy Birthday Carl Sagan

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Today, had he not already left this world, Carl Sagan would have been celebrating his 76th birthday. A champion of science and skepticism, Carl Sagan possessed the ability to make these institutions easily accessible and approachable.

Carl Sagan lives on in the hearts of many across the world, but one man, John Boswell, has dedicated himself to a musical endeavor that much like Sagan’s work, is “designed to deliver scientific knowledge and philosophy.” Under the project name Symphony Of Science, Boswell takes clips of spoken dialogue of prominent scientists – Sagan is nearly always present – and uses his skills with Autotune to produce songs not only fun to listen to, but also excellent lessons in scientific philosophy.

The first, and probably most famous of Symphony Of Science’s songs/videos is “A Glorious Dawn.” “Sung” entirely by Sagan (via clips from Cosmos) and featuring a snippet from Stephen Hawking, “A Glorious Dawn” is a optimistic tale of what the world is and the awesome potential it holds. If you are going to listen to anything from the Symphony Of Science, this would be the song to listen to. Check out the video below and grab the song after the jump.

Symphony of Science – “A Glorious Dawn” (Remastered by Cherimoya Eihn)

If you like this song and video, be sure to go to Symphony Of Science’s website. There are five more scientific serenades to please your intellect and all are free to download! If you want to stay up to date, you can also follow Symphony Of Science on Facebook and Twitter. A new video is going to be released very soon.

Happy Birthday Carl Sagan.

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Written by theberad

November 9, 2010 at 9:29 am

Wolf Moon: First full moon of 2010

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I love astronomy! As a third grader that’s what I wanted to be. Things change, but I am still quite obsessed with space. Tonight, January 29, 2010, marks the first full moon of 2010. If you remember the last full moon was a blue one on New Year’s Eve. This full moon is not only the first of the year but it also going to be the biggest (14% wider) and brightest (30% brighter), as the moon is in its perigee.

The beauty of celestial objects is something I think modern human beings generally take for granted. Enjoy the full moon tonight!

Bonus mp3: Howling At The Moon (Sha-La-La) by The Ramones

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Written by theberad

January 29, 2010 at 6:42 pm