Doomsday Live!

by Gary Niederhoff on September 13, 2012

On Saturday, October 27, 2012, we’ll be participating in the Bay Area Science Festival by taking our show to the stage for a live investigation of doomsday.

End of the world predictions are as old as civilization, and while some have no basis in reality, others are actually scientifically credible. Some people believe that the world will end this December, and credit the ancient Mayan civilization for doing the math to reach that conclusion. But is there any truth to the claim? Others believe that aliens are among us, preparing for a hostile takeover of our planet. But some cosmic threats from space are plausible. Could a giant rock from space strike the earth, and, if big enough, sterilize the planet? We’ll bring a variety of top scientists from a number of fields on stage to help separate the fact from the fiction when it comes to doomsday prediction.

The Bay Area Science Festival is a week-long extravaganza of free science events in San Francisco and nearby cities. Doomsday Live will take place at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.

Big Picture Science runs high on ideas, but a live show is a financial challenge, and that’s where you come in. We’ll need your support to help pay for the theater, staff, and equipment, as well as transportation for our guests.

If you can’t attend the show, don’t worry. We’ll put together audio versions for our regular radio show and podcast which will be available before December 21st, because, well, you never know…

You can contribute to this project’s success (and grab yourself some fabulous prizes!) by donating at our Kickstarter page!

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