Saturday, May 06, 2017

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson is America's favorite science educator. He is an astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium, hosted the Fox series "Cosmos," and does the podcast/radio/TV show "StarTalk." I was delighted a few years ago when he came to town and 3,000 people packed the Peabody Opera House to see Tyson talk about science for almost three hours -- and I'm looking forward to seeing him do it again at the same venue on May 18th.

In our conversation, we talked about his new book, "Astrophysics For People In A Hurry," as well as:
  • How much the giant projector in a planetarium has changed in his lifetime because of discoveries in the sky;
  • How we know dark matter exists in the universe;
  • Why he disagrees with Stephen Hawking about humanity becoming a multi-planet species;
  • Why he thinks Dan should change the name of his band, The Seventh Planet;
  • How we can get more young women interested in STEM careers;
  • The time Neil tried to improve his singing with autotune.
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