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EarthSky 22: Our shared cosmology

Why it’s important for humanity to have a shared story about the creation of the universe. Plus doomsday prophecies, and more. Just press play.

Host: Jorge Salazar
Lead Producer: Mike Brennan

ES 22 Producers: Deborah Byrd, Beth Lebwohl, Ryan Britton, Emily Howard

Check out this illustration – from the Big Bang to now. Cool, no?

Image Credit: NASA

This week’s lineup:

Our Shared Cosmology. Jorge speaks with astrophysicist Joel Primack about his new book The New Universe and the Human Future and why it’s important for humanity to have a shared story about the creation of the universe.

Image Credit: wikimedia

Scorpius, Antares, M4. Veteran skywatcher Deborah Byrd tells you what to look for in mid-July in your night sky.

2012, The Mayan Calendar, and Doomsday Prophecies. Archeologist Dr. Kathryn Reese-Taylor tells us what will happen on December 21, 2012, according to the Mayan calendar.

This week’s musical contributors:

The Sour Notes

The Black and White Years

One Hundred Flowers

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