Astrophysics For People In A Hurry
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  1. What is your level of scientific education: have you ever had a physics class? How much do you know, as a non-scientist, of the cosmos - it's history, its present state, and it's possible future, as well as how it works?
  2. What have you learned from reading Neil deGrasse Tyson's
  3. How accessible is Tyson's book to a non-scientist? How much of the information are you able to grasp?
  4. Do you find Astrophysics for People in a Hurry interesting and has it inspired you to want to learn more about physics?
  5. Is there a particular chapter or topic that you find more interesting than others? Consider dark matter or Einstein's General Theory of Relativity?
  6. What does Tyson mean by "cosmic perspective"? Does his view resonate with you? Do you have a different sense of the universe than Tyson?
  7. What do you think about Tyson’s picturesque facts and analogies like the fact that two cubic feet of iridium has the same weight as a Buick … or the fact that a pulsar has about as much density as 100 elephants crammed into a Chap Stick case?
  8. Talk about some of the areas of astrophysics for which we've amassed a fair amount of knowledge …as well as the many mysteries that we still don't have answers for.
  9. How familiar were you with Neil deGrasse Tyson before reading this book?
  10. Have you read any of his other books or articles? Have you watched any of his television shows, his 2014 sequel to Carl Sagan's Cosmos, for instance. Or perhaps you've seen his Great Courses lectures or listened to StarTalk, his podcast?
* Some questions modified from LitLovers.com