Local TV news

Funny thing about living in a smallish city: I’m the only astrophysicist in town, so the news media sometimes ask me about space stories in the news. Here’s the latest.

Richmond’s Channel 8 talked to me about the Russian meteor. Video here and here.

I’m annoyed that I seem to have said this event was similar in size to Tunguska, when in fact it was much smaller. But I was doing this on virtually no preparation, so I guess it could have been worse.

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Ted Bunn

I am chair of the physics department at the University of Richmond. In addition to teaching a variety of undergraduate physics courses, I work on a variety of research projects in cosmology, the study of the origin, structure, and evolution of the Universe. University of Richmond undergraduates are involved in all aspects of this research. If you want to know more about my research, ask me!

2 thoughts on “Local TV news”

  1. Well it’s the biggest one since Tunguska, no? So you weren’t entirely incorrect. And I liked the way the local news anchor incorporated your expertise into the “we’re all gonna die and therre’s nothing you can do to stop it” meme.

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