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Multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer, composer, and heliocentrist George Hrab has written and produced six independent CDs; published one book; recorded hundreds of episodes of an award winning podcast; and has even performed for President Clinton. He's traveled to four continents promoting critical thinking, science, and skepticism through story and song.
George is considered one of the preeminent skeptic/science/atheist/geek-culture music icons currently living in his apartment.
Young songwriter Molly Lewis, according to Wikipedia, writes "comedic songs on pop culture topics that trend toward the nerdy." Her original songs and covers, accompanied by her masterful ukulele playing, have earned her over 4.4 million views on YouTube. Her cover of the Jonathan Coulton song "Tom Cruise Crazy" won her the "Ukulele Video of the Year" award from UkuleleHunt.com, and earned her the attention of Coulton himself. Lewis soon became a staple at Coulton concerts, and on the Internet-culture-based touring variety show w00tstock. Her first album, "I Made You A CD, But I Eated It," was released by DFTBA Records and received local and national press. Lewis recently blew the Internet's mind when she was invited to sing her song about wanting to have Stephen Fry's babies to Stephen himself at Harvard University.
For as long as he can remember, Dr. Phil Plait has been in love with science.
"When I was maybe four or five years old, my dad brought home a cheapo department store telescope. He aimed it at Saturn that night. One look, and that was it. I was hooked," he says.
After earning his doctorate in astronomy at the University of Virginia, he worked as a NASA contractor at the Goddard Space Flight Center, working with the Hubble Space Telescope. Dr. Plait began a career in public outreach and education with the Bad Astronomy website and blog, debunking bad science and popular misconceptions. The book Bad Astronomy was released in 2002, followed in 2008 by Death From The Skies! Dr. Plait's television show, Phil Plait's Bad Universe premiered on the Discovery Channel in September 2010.
He has spoken at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, the Space Telescope Science Institute (home of Hubble), the Hayden Planetarium in NYC and many other world-class museums and planetaria, conferences, astronomy clubs, colleges & universities, and community groups. He has appeared on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, Pax TV, Tech TV, the SciFi Channel, Radio BBC, Air America, NPR, and many other television and internet venues. The Bad Astronomy website receives more than 6 million hits per year and received the 'Best Science Blog' Weblog award in 2007. His writing has appeared in Sky and Telescope, Astronomy magazine, Night Sky magazine, Space.com, Maxim, the Skeptical Inquirer, and the Huffington Post, and more.