Neil deGrasse Tyson Neil deGrasse Tyson, Director of the American Museum of Natural History's Planetarium in New York, knew he wanted to study astrophysics "since the age of nine." He wanted to go to college and major in astrophysics: "I had a subscription to Scientific American," he remembers, "and they had really detailed biographies of all the article authors. I read the biographies for astrophysicists and looked to see where they worked and went to school. "Harvard had a huge number of people doing astrophysics there." He was named Planetarium Director in 1996, where he continues today. It's a very public position. Tyson has written nine books and dozens of articles. He is also the on-camera host, narrator, and executive editor of PBS' NOVA Science Now.
Neil deGrasse Tyson talks… My man, Sir Isaac Newton 1:58 My man, Sir Isaac Newton What NASA means to America 4:57 What NASA means to America Launch Keynote: 28 th National Space Symposium 1:06:54 Launch Keynote: 28 th National Space Symposium 29:55 – 31:30- scale model of Earth and immediate neighbors 1:03:15 to end – who is going to Mars