Friday, March 20, 2009

The right sky

Jen over at Twisted Physics and Cocktail Party Physics has recently set up SEEx- a translation service which allows speakers of science and media to communicate with each other. In her introductory blog, she mentioned the story of Neil Tyson and the wrong sky. In short, Dr. Tyson complained that despite getting all this historical trivia about the Titanic correct- which nobody would notice, much less care about, they screwed up the starscape that was visible after the ship sank. The thing that ticks me off about this is that it is trivial to do correctly. Fifteen minutes browsing the web (even the 1996 web) would have found them a downloadable program that would inform them that the survivors of the shipwreck would have seen this:

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