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The Sciences

I herald the Apocalypse tonight on TV

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitJanuary 6, 2009 2:00 AM

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I'll be on TV tonight and all this week: The History Channel is airing a show called "Seven Signs of the Apocalypse" at 21:00 Eastern (US) time (but check your local listings). I did what I call a "stand-up interview" for this show: me standing in front of some interesting background while I talk astronomy. In this case, it was asteroid impacts and gamma-ray bursts, two of my fave death-from-the-skies scenarios. I've seen some of the graphics from the show, and they are spectacular. It should be pretty cool, even if couched in an "End Times" framework.

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