Mo’stronomy in Motown

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Apr 28, 2008
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I'm going to be heading to Michigan in May to attend the premier of -- get this -- the Bad Astronomy planetarium show!

I've been working with folks from the New Detroit Science Center for some time now on this project. Well, to be more honest, they've been working really hard, and I've been heckling them. Last year I flew to Detroit to film some segments for it, and from what I have seen the show will be funny, informative, silly, and perhaps with a slight hint of fromage. I have not seen the final product, so it'll be as big a surprise to me as it is to everyone there.

I'll be at the NDSC all day on May 10th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and giving a talk at 1:00. They're charging a nominal fee for this, seeing as how I'll be a huge star after the premier. Click here for the flyer. I'll be happy to sign books, too; they'll have copies of my first book there for purchase. The second book, Death from the Skies!, won't be out until October but as usual I'll be shilling it mercilessly and without remorse.

While I'm in Michigan I'll be giving a talk at the nearby Cranbrook Institute of Science, a nice museum outside of Detroit. The talk is on May 9th from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., and tickets are $10 ($8 for members). They require pre-registration, so they know how many rotten tomatoes to stock.

I graduated from the University of Michigan, so it'll be nice to be back in the land of harsh vowels, Vernor's

soda pop, and holding up your hand to show people where you're from. And if you don't get that last one, well, you're just not from Meeechigan.