Sunday, March 27
****ALAN BOYLE*** ROCKET SELLERS***
VIRTUALLY SPEAKING with JAY ACKROYD
7pm pacific/ 10pm eastern
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MSNBC science editor ALAN BOYLE and Space Studies Institute's ROCKET SELLERS visit with Caltech astrophysicist CURIOUS GEORGE aka GEORGE DJORGOVSKI. Possible topics range from black holes and dark energy to the use of Second Life for science, and the future of virtual worlds.
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A Caltech astrophysicist who focuses on galaxy formation and other cosmological subjects, George is a pioneer in the use of virtual worlds for scientific purposes, and is better-known in Second Life as "Curious George." Djorgovski is director of the Meta Institute for Computational Astrophysics. "The #1 lesson I learned here [in Second Life] is that we are meant to interact in 3D, with each other, objects, information..."
As MSNBC.com's science editor, ALAN BOYLE runs a virtual curiosity shop of the physical sciences and space exploration, paleontology, archaeology and other ologies that strike his fancy.
He is the author of "The Case for Pluto," a contributor to "A Field Guide for Science Writers," and the blogger behind Cosmic Log, the 2008 recipient of the National Academies Communication Award.
ROCKET SELLERS/ROBIN SNELSON
researches the potential of Second Life for communication, collaboration and outreach for the non-profit community concerned with space settlement and commercial space industrialization. Frontier Spaceport in Second Life is a joint project of Space Studies Institute and Space Frontier Foundation.
ssi.org and spacefrontier.org