Little Atoms Road Trip 15 – Neil deGrasse Tyson

Posted on July 24, 2012 by

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While in New York City, Neil pays a visit to the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, where he talks with Neil deGrasse Tyson. Neil deGrasse Tyson was born and raised in New York City where he was educated in the public schools right through to his graduation from the Bronx High School of Science. Tyson went on to earn his BA in Physics from Harvard and his PhD in Astrophysics from Columbia. He is the first occupant of the Frederick P. Rose Directorship of the Hayden Planetarium. His professional research interests are broad, but include star formation, exploding stars, dwarf galaxies, and the structure of our Milky Way.

Neil deGrasse Tyson is the recipient of nine honorary doctorates and the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal. His contributions to the public appreciation of the cosmos have been recognized by the International Astronomical Union in their official naming of asteroid “13123 Tyson”. He has served on two separate presidential commisions on the future of the American Aerospace industry. Neil is the author of a number of books, including The Sky is not the Limit: Adventures of an Urban AstrophysicistDeath By Black HoleThe Pluto Files, and most recently Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier. He is the host of Startalk Radio show and podcast.

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