Neil deGrasse Tyson

Astrophysicist, Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History

Neil deGrasse Tyson appears in the following:


Monday, September 20, 2010

We plunge into a black hole, take a trip over Niagara Falls, and upend some myths about falling cats.

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Still Hanging On

Monday, September 20, 2010

Two stories of falling in everyday life, and one fantastical leap:

6. Falling Asleep: Professor Frederick Coolidge argues that our tree-dwelling ancestors are to blame for a hiccup in our sleeping patterns.

7. Walking as Falling: David Eagleman explains walking as the act of calibrating our steps to turn falls into forward motion.

8. Falling Apart: Neil deGrasse Tyson takes us on a one-way trip into a black hole.

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Buzz Aldrin and Neil deGrasse Tyson Celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Pluto's Discovery

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Eighty years ago an astronomer named Clyde Tombaugh, who worked at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, made a discovery that would capture the imagination of space enthusiasts for generations. He found Pluto.


The former planet formerly known as Pluto

Friday, January 30, 2009

In 2006, the International Astronomical Union inflamed the nation when it revoked Pluto’s planetary status. When the former planet, formerly known as Pluto got downgraded, Americans overwhelmingly rallied to its defense. Now called a Plutoid, it forever has a place, if not in the planetary hierarchy, in Americans' hearts. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson was at the frontline of Pluto’s reclassification and he’s captured, what he calls the “demotion commotion” in a new book: The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet.

Want to hear more from Neil deGrasse Tyson? Watch him on Nova's scienceNOW (a production of our partners WGBH) and if you live in New York City, he is lecturing at the 92nd Street Y.

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Monday, October 22, 2007

We ponder our insignificant place in the universe, and boldly go after stories of romance & cynicism in Outer Space.

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