Presidential Speaker Series: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ph.D., is an astrophysicist and the Frederick P. Rose director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History. Tyson’s professional research interests include star formation, exploding stars, dwarf galaxies and the structure of our Milky Way. In The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet, he chronicles his experience at the center of the controversy over Pluto’s planetary status.
In February 2012, he released his 10th book, containing every thought he has ever had on the past, present and future of space exploration: Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier. Currently, Tyson is working on a 21st-century reboot of Carl Sagan’s landmark television series COSMOS, to air in 13 episodes on the FOX network in the spring of 2014.