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Will I be at SXSW? You bet your asteroid I will!

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitMar 9, 2012 8:40 PM

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Speaking of asteroids (three times, actually), I'm heading down to Austin, Texas to attend SXSW this weekend! I'm really excited, since I've wanted to go for a long time now. But it's not all fun and games: I'm on a panel about asteroid impacts and doomsday nonsense called 2012: You Bet Your Asteroid the World Won't End. I'll be talking about random 2012 doomsday stuff, NASA asteroid expert Don Yeomans will be talking about the real threat of impacts, and JPL's Veronica McGregor will discuss how they're trying to stave off hysteria (she runs the @AsteroidWatch Twitter feed). This should be fun, as well as informative. And I plan on really soaking up as much of SXSW and Austin as I can. I've been to the town many times, and I love it. It'll be weird to see it so crowded, but I know it'll be a blast. I know a lot of friends will be there too. Any BABloggees planning on dropping by the panel?

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