Phil Plait

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Phil Plait was born as Philip C. Plait. He is known for his work on Arrival (2016), Bill Nye Saves the World (2017) and Salvation (2017). See full bio »

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 2020 How the Universe Works (TV Series documentary) (script writer - 1 episode)
- Asteroid Apocalypse: The New Threat (2020) ... (script writer)
 2017 Bill Nye Saves the World (TV Series) (head science writer - 13 episodes)
- Saving the World -- With Space! (2017) ... (head science writer)
- Cheat Codes for Reality (2017) ... (head science writer)
- Do Some Shots, Save the World (2017) ... (head science writer)
- The Original Martian Invasion (2017) ... (head science writer)
- Earth's People Problem (2017) ... (head science writer)
 2015-2016 Crash Course: Astronomy (TV Series documentary) (writer - 46 episodes)
- Everything, the Universe... And Life (2016) ... (writer)
- Deep Time (2016) ... (writer)
- A Brief History of the Universe (2016) ... (writer)
- Cosmology Part 2: Dark Energy (2015) ... (writer)
- Cosmology Part 1: The Big Bang (2015) ... (writer)
 2010 Bad Universe (TV Mini-Series documentary) (book "Death from the Skies" - 1 episode)
- Alien Attack! (2010) ... (book "Death from the Skies")
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Official Site | Twitter

Alternate Names:

Dr. Phil Plait | Philip C. Plait

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Standing eggs on end has nothing to do with the time of year, and everything to do with a steady hand, a bumpy egg, and lots of patience. See more »


Writing a second book under the working title, "Death from the Skies", which details multiple ways astronomical events could wipe out life on Earth and is due out in Spring of 2008.


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