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Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of America’s foremost authorities on space science. Through his numerous books, various social media outlets, and TV appearances ranging from PBS and the History Channel to The Colbert Report and The Big Bang Theory, this astrophysicist also is one of his field’s most ardent, and playful, ambassadors. Educated in New York’s public school system before embarking into higher education, Tyson has focused his research and professional work on our universe’s structure, the Milky Way galaxy, and the formation of stars. Following myriad academic and presidential appointments, Tyson is currently the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History and a member of NASA’s prestigious Advisory Council. Tyson also curates a Twitter feed (@neiltyson) of more than a million followers, for whom he drops the science 140 characters at a time.
As his program’s name implies, Tyson will base his topics of discussion on the most recent, noteworthy, and exciting events in space science. It’s a talk tailored to Tyson’s mission to ensure that science remains a lively, vivid topic in American discourse—communicated in ways that connect with us all.