NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON

 

Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator. He is currently the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space and a research associate in the department of astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History. From 2006 to 2011, he hosted the educational science television show NOVA ScienceNow on PBS and has been a frequent guest on The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Real Time with Bill Maher, and Jeopardy!. Tyson is the host of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, an update to Carl Sagan's Cosmos: A Personal Voyage television series; the updated series started in March 2014.

 

 

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Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393343625
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 4th, 2013

America's space program is at a turning point. After decades of global primacy, NASA has ended the space-shuttle program, cutting off its access to space. No astronauts will be launched in an American craft, from American soil, until the 2020s, and NASA may soon find itself eclipsed by other countries' space programs.


The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393337327
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - December 1st, 2009

When the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History reclassified Pluto as an icy comet, the New York Times proclaimed on page one, Pluto Not a Planet? Only in New York. Immediately, the public, professionals, and press were choosing sides over Pluto's planethood.


Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393330168
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 17th, 2007

Loyal readers of the monthly "Universe" essays in Natural History magazine have long recognized Neil deGrasse Tyson's talent for guiding them through the mysteries of the cosmos with clarity and enthusiasm. Bringing together more than forty of Tyson's favorite essays, ?Death by Black Hole?


The Sky Is Not the Limit: Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781591021889
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Published: Prometheus Books - May 1st, 2004

From the author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry and the host of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, a memoir about growing up and a young man's budding scientific curiosity.


Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393327588
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 17th, 2005

"An accessible and extremely well-written exploration of the deep waters of cosmology, astrophysics, and exobiology." —Kirkus Reviews


One Universe: At Home in the Cosmos Cover Image
By Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Charles Tsun-Chu Liu (Joint Author), Robert Irion (Joint Author)
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ISBN: 9780309064880
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Published: National Academy Press - December 17th, 1999

A new window opens onto the cosmos...


Just Visiting This Planet: Merlin Answers More Questions About Everything Under the Sun, Moon, and Stars Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385488372
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Published: Main Street Books - July 13th, 1998

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry comes a follow-up guide to more of the most popular questions about the universe.


Universe Down to Earth Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780231075619
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Published: Columbia University Press - November 23rd, 1995

This witty and amusing exploration of the physical universe explains fundamental concepts in language that is clear to anyone with little or no scientific background.


Merlin's Tour of the Universe: A Skywatcher's Guide to Everything from Mars and Quasars to Comets, Planets, Blue Moons, and Werewolves Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385488358
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Published: Main Street Books - July 14th, 1997

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry comes a fascinating guide to the most popular questions about the universe.