Curiosity in the time of COVID

We are taking a day off July 9. For the Arizona crowd, tune into Ducey’s 3:00 press conference instead. Will he shut the state down? Will he capitulate to Trump and force schools to open? Beats hell out of me.

Fun, irreverent conversation. Cool science. Straight talk about what’s real.

Join in live, Thursdays at 5:30 EDT, 4:30 CDT, 2:30 PDT, or watch later.

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How better to ride out a global pandemic?

  • Episode 18 – A New Beginning
    Sometimes other commitments get in the way. Astronomy Magazine is short handed, so Dave and Alison have had to step away from Scientists Stuck Inside. But we are keeping it going with new faced. Michael Bailey is a Shakespearean Actor, a stand-up comic, the best Gifted and Talented teacher on the planet, and an all-around brilliant guy with a passion for science.  Jeri Reed is an astrophysicist, and former student of mine, who these days is involved in theater and choreography. She is also a delight. Join us as the SS SSI sails on!

    Live Thursday, July 2 at 5:30 EDT, 4:30 CDT, 2:30 PDT.

Episode 017 – Science and Spin

To care about reality or not to care about reality, that is the question!  Some people spend their lives figuring out what is true and what isn’t. Others spend their lives slinging BS trying to make that hard-won knowledge go away.

Live Thursday, June 25 at 5:30 EDT, 4:30 CDT, 2:30 PDT.

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Episode 016 – Asymptomatic and Airborne

Can you really catch COVID-19 just by breathing the air around people who don’t seem sick? Unfortunately, the likely answer is yes.

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Episode 015 – May you live in interesting times

“May you live in interesting times” is not actually an ancient Chinese curse, but who cares? If the curse fits, use it!

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Episode 014 – Keeping the Monster in the Box

The troubling turmoil surrounding George Floyd has captured the attention of the nation and the world, even as states move to relax restrictions meant to control the spread of COVID-19. But the virus itself doesn’t care about social justice, economics or political expediency. It just does what it does. Where do we really stand right now, and what tools do we have at our disposal to monitor and protect the public health?

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Episode 013 — Dunning-Kruger, Meet COVID

It’s OK to not know stuff, so long as you recognize the fact. It is not OK to insist that all mathematicians everywhere are wrong and proclaim to the world that 1 + 1 = 3 because you are tired of wearing a mask.  

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Dave Eicher

Dave Eicher

David Eicher Dave is the editor of Astronomy Magazine.
Alison Klesman

Alison Klesman

Alison Klesman Alison is an editor at Astronomy Magazine.
Jeff Hester

Jeff Hester

Jeff is known for his work with Hubble Space Telescope. These days he helps people and organizations grapple with a suddenly even more uncertain future.
  • Dave Eicher
  • Alison Klesman
  • Jeff Hester
  • Dave Eicher

    David Eicher Dave is the editor of Astronomy Magazine.
  • Alison Klesman

    Alison Klesman Alison is an editor at Astronomy Magazine.
  • Jeff Hester

    Jeff is known for his work with Hubble Space Telescope. These days he helps people and organizations grapple with a suddenly even more uncertain future.

    Click to learn more

  • Dave Eicher
  • Alison Klesman
  • Jeff Hester