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Gravity: A Love Story

30 Nov 2014, 18:24 UTC
Gravity: A Love Story
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Last week (November 21, 2014, to be specific), I spoke to the astronomy department at New Mexico State University about science communication. Necessarily my talk was my personal perspective: I’m definitely no expert on the topic. However, I like to think that I’ve learned a few things during my transition from Kid Who Loved Planets […]

The problem with claiming to know something is that people take you seriously at times. Here I am speaking at the astronomy department at New Mexico State University about science communication. [Credit: Meredith Rawls]Last week (November 21, 2014, to be specific), I spoke to the astronomy department at New Mexico State University about science communication. Necessarily my talk was my personal perspective: I’m definitely no expert on the topic. However, I like to think that I’ve learned a few things during my transition from Kid Who Loved Planets to Super Serious Professional Physicist to Science Writer, even if a lot of those things required doing it wrong first.
So, at the risk of never getting invited to give another talk, here’s the video of the colloquium presentation. (Due to technical difficulties, the video starts about 2 minutes into the talk, but the bulk of ...

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