Cybercity Guest - February 9, 2003
Astrophysicist and Director
Hayden Planetarium, New York City
for Audio - Jack Landman's First
Hour Interview with Neil
Click for Audio - Jack Landman's Second Hour Interview with Neil
Dr. Tyson has recently completed service on the Commission on the Future of the U.S. Aerospace Industry. He served as Commissioner by Presidential Appointment and Co-Chair of the Aerospace Technology Committee. The URL above provides the complete report of the Commission.
BIO - Neil deGrasse Tyson
He was appointed the Frederick
P. Rose Director of the Hayden
Planetarium in 1996,
Dr. Tyson's professional research interests are primarily related to the structure of the Milky Way Galaxy, and the formation of stars, supernovas, and dwarf galaxies. He directs the scientific research efforts of the Hayden Planetarium and guides its educational outreach, working closely with the Museum's Department of Education. In addition, Dr. Tyson serves as a visiting research scientist in the Department of Astrophysics at Princeton University.
Dr. Tyson is also author of six books, one of which is his memoir The Sky Is Not the Limit: Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist (Doubleday 2000). Another is One Universe: At Home in the Cosmos (Joseph Henry Press/2000), a large format work co-authored with Charles Liu and Robert Irion that won the American Institute of Physics 2001 science writing award.
Tyson is a graduate of the prestigious Bronx High School of Science.
He went on to earn his B.A. in Physics from Harvard University,
and his Ph.D. in astrophysics from Columbia University in 1991.
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