“If you ask kids to show you what a scientist looks like, the first thing they’ll draw is wild white hair.”

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Einstein is universally welcomed as the magazine cover for ‘genius’- the face of Modern Physics, one of the most formidable scientists of the last centennial. Globally known for his mass-energy equivalence formula: E=mc²

Einstein’s celebrity has been celebrated throughout the years. In fact, on December 31, 1999, Times Magazine recognized…

Dr Pass, CEO of the Astrosociology Research Institute, is a devited member of the National Space Society as well as the Planetary Society. He established astrosociology as a multidisciplinary social science committed to the study of astrosocial phenomena.

Photo by Jim Pass

Where did you grow up, and how much did your upbringing have an impact on your pursuit of sociology and space exploration?

I grew up in southern California. My parents were always supportive of the pursuit of my interests. They bought me a book about the solar system when I was 7 years old or so that had a strong impact on my interest in space (even though many of the “facts”…

A board game for game night; pop culture’s vogue every Halloween or a portal to Hell?

“ The ouija boards became so well acclaimed that the New York Times compared its popularity to ‘chewing gum’, in an article printed in 1920.”

Original ouija board

“If you call it we-ja or wee-gee, it still spells good fun.”

Ouija boards have equal parts intrigued and intimidated their way into pop culture…

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