Cosmic Coffee: An Astrophysical Tour of Your Coffee Break

Enter the Inspirational Pottery and Book Pairings Giveaway (active until January 27th, 2017) and you could win one of our best Cosmic Mugs paired with a copy of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s new book, “Welcome To The Universe: An Astrophysical Tour” absolutely free. This story tells how renowned Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson directly inspired the creation of my first Cosmic Mugs back in 2013.

Honestly, Dr. Tyson’s new book is complicated. He described is as, “A mile wide and a mile deep.” Math is the language of our Universe, and Tyson and his co-authors show you the exact equations used to investigate our cosmos. 100 alien civilizations are estimated to be communicating in our Milky Way Galaxy right now. This book shows you the exact mathematical equations they used to determine this number.

Fortunately, you don’t have to enjoy math to enjoy that fact.

As one of the show anchors said on this recent TV interview, even her nine year old would be astounded. “That’s mind blowing!” 100 civilizations are estimated to be active right now in our galaxy, which is just one of the hundreds of billions of galaxies in the observable universe. Mind. Blown.

Cosmic Mugs were directly inspired by Dr. Tyson back in 2013, largely by his speech in this YouTube video during his critique of photography, Impressionist Painters and “The Starry Night” by Vincent van Gogh:

I want and I need the artist to take me to new places, and the new place van Gogh took me is not the sky as it is, but the sky as he felt it. And the more of us that feel the universe, the better off we will be in this world.

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