Monday, March 30, 2009

Colbert Takes on Galileo

I just wanted to post a quick note that Derrick Pitts of the Franklin Institute is going to be the guest on the Colbert Report tonight. The Franklin Institute is having special exhibition of one of Galileo's telescopes opening April 4th in the middle of 100 Hours of Astronomy.

They also may talk about the Galieleoscope, one of the projects for the International Year of Astronomy. As I have blogged before, the Galileoscope is a low cost ($15+shipping) telescope that you can use to see the rings of Saturn and other wonders. See the Galileosocope web site for more info.

Tune in tonight...I will post video of the interview when it is available.

Reprinted with permission from the Half-Astrophysicist Blog.


OrbsCorbs said...

I saw this. Mr. Pitts was great. All you have to do with Colbert is let him make his wisecracks, laugh along with him, and then still get your message out.

kkdither said...

David Letterman and most talk show hosts can be the same... Colbert is just more off the wall. Those guests that win have a sense of humor and play along. I'm hoping to catch the earlier rerun tonight.

hale-bopp said...

Well, he didn't pull out the Galilesocope I sent him last week...I was hoping to be one degree of separation from Colbert (actually, I already am as I did improv in the early '90s with one of his writers).

I head an interview with him once and he said that he tells his guests he is a professional idiot before the show.

I am looking forward to the Pitts-Tyson cage match!