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Bad Astronomy

Who better to invite to CERN, than the internet’s most popular astronomy blogger, Dr. Phil Plait, the Bad Astronomer?

Phil and Brian originally met in 2005 when Brian interviewed Phil for a BBC programme about the Deep Impact mission. Since then, they’ve stayed in touch regularly. Phil was even interviewed about science in science fiction for ‘Sunshine’, the film on which Brian worked as the science consultant.

Phil has written loads about his trip to CERN already (Parts 1, 2, 3, 4) and made a video

All we have is this:

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(direct link here)

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The Bad Astronomer

Phil Plait, satirist Chris Morris and physicist Albert De Roeck at ATLAS

The Bad Astronomer

Phil talking to Brian at ATLAS

The Bad Astronomer

Phil podcasting away at CMS

The Bad Astronomer

Back off, man, I’m a scientist.


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  1. This podcast is just brilliant….. restored my faith in science!

    Posted by Cate | April 30, 2008, 11:56 am
  2. love to listen to Phil Plait, he has such a passion for science 😉

    Posted by Stefan | April 30, 2008, 2:07 pm
  3. OK, I must be dim. I don’t do itunes, I rely on direct download for my podcasts, and I can’t find any link on this page to one…

    I’ve listened to the earlier podcasts, but now I can’t find mp3 links on those pages, either.


    Posted by Dennis | May 2, 2008, 9:55 am
  4. Excellent podcast! I love to hear that kind of passion for science.

    Posted by Jewel | May 2, 2008, 12:51 pm
  5. Great podcast, video and postings by Phil! I volunteer to DO ANYTHING just for the chance to see LHC close up! The single most awesome undertaking we hydrogen atoms have attempted so far!

    Posted by madge | May 3, 2008, 2:38 am
  6. Dennis,

    I’ve added links to the MP3s for all podcasts. Maybe, for some reason, you r browser isn’t seeing the Flash player. Sory for that!

    Posted by cernpodcast | May 3, 2008, 12:06 pm
  7. […] has a couple of posts about the LHC, the Large Hadron Collider (there’s also a podcast and here’s a link to a video about the LHC). The LHC is run by the European Organization for […]

    Posted by Die Beste Aller Zeiten - Eike Pierstorff : Blog Archive : The machine that will not destroy earth | May 3, 2008, 4:54 pm
  8. Dennis – to download the mp3 files, right click or whatever the apple equivalent is on the ‘Direct Link ‘Here’ link

    Posted by Julian | May 6, 2008, 12:46 pm
  9. […] produzierter Podcast über Sachen in und am CERN. Er begleitet z.B. ein wenig den “Bad Astronomer” bei seinem Besuch […]

    Posted by TED-Talk: Brian Cox über den LHC auf physikBlog | May 8, 2008, 5:19 am
  10. The LHC is extremely interesting and a valuable instrument of our time. This is my first time hearing Chris Morris, but I have followed Brian Cox and he is smart interesting and very very HOT!!!!

    Posted by Teresa Belcher | September 11, 2008, 12:03 pm
  11. Fantastic podcast! I’m gonna be here all day catching up on LHC.

    Posted by Tom | September 17, 2008, 12:05 pm
  12. Is matter created by the universe traveling at less than the speed of light?

    Posted by Bruce Maxwell | November 1, 2008, 7:25 pm
  13. Brian Cox”s talk on TED is wonderful,is the machine on
    line yet? what are the latest findings? best wishes from S/Califonia USA. I was born in Moss Side Manchester in August 1918,near the university.

    Posted by william bates | June 26, 2010, 10:54 am