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Event: Ignite Phoenix 3 @ TCA
Event Date: February 25th, 2009

We humans have an issue with scale. Popular culture and even popular science has reinforced this bad behavior. My audience will walk away with a MUCH better understanding of how far away is far away, and how very small is the very small. Perspective. Whoa.

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  • 1.  
  • 2. humanity
  • 3.  
  • 4. 93,000,000 miles
  • 5. 8 seconds
  • 6. 670,616,629 mph
  • 7. 170 years
  • 8. Over 2 decades
  • 9.  
  • 10. ~250,000 miles
  • 11. 3 days, 3 hrs 49 min
  • 12. September 21, 2009
  • 13. March 13, 2009
  • 14. Traveling through hyperspace ain't like dusting crops, boy! Without precise calculations we could fly right through a star, or bounce too close to a supernova and that'd end your trip real quick, wouldn't it?
  • 15. 4.2 light years!
  • 16.  
  • 17.  
  • 18.  
  • 19. 2.9M miles
    • 6 years by car
    • 226 days by plane
  • 20. Photos from: lisalou66 Dr. Jaus Natmandu Matthew Fang Josef M barron bobtravis Andrew Stawarz lpctalbot sonnestrahlen Stuck in Customs blueforce4116 APoD Viking Press