Special Fund Drive Shows w/ Arnell Dowret and Matthew LaClair

Everyone knows that reality is not what is seems to be; but than what is it?  And what is our most effective approach to knowing?  With the major network premier of an updated version of the most lauded science series of all times, Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos.”  And with new exoplanets being continually discovered, along with ground breaking information pouring in about the nature of our universe, this is a great time to celebrate the explanatory power of scientific naturalism.

Also worthy of celebration – Equal Time for Freethought – a key part of WBAI’s delivery system of an evidence-based way of knowing ourselves and our world- airing our 500th installment!

And you can help us celebrate too as well and help ensure that we’ll be around for another 500 shows by donating to WBAI during this two-hour fund raiser special.  As thanks for a donation at the $100 level we are pleased to offer pairs of tickets to a fantastic state of the art show at the Hayden Planetarium, Dark Universe narrated by Neil DeGrass Tyson.

Featuring exquisite renderings of cosmic phenomena, seminal scientific instruments, and spectacular scenes in deep space, the new Hayden Planetarium Space Show Dark Universe celebrates the pivotal discoveries that have led us to greater knowledge of the structure and history of the universe and our place in it—and to new frontiers for exploration. Dark Universe whisks audiences out of the Milky Way galaxy, drops them alongside a parachute descending through Jupiter’s atmosphere, and brings them all the way to the afterglow of the Big Bang while revealing the breakthroughs that have led astronomers to confront two great cosmic mysteries: dark matter and dark energy.

As thanks for a donation of $50 we are offering a CD of two exclusive ETFF interviews with Dr. Tyson.  A donation of $125 will be thanked with both premiums.

Joining us live on the air will be curator of the Dark Universe show Dr. Mordechai-Mark Mac Low. Dr. Mac Low is an astronomer and chair of the division of physical sciences at the American Museum of Natural History.

Audio coming soon!