Neil De Grasse Tyson has served as Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City since 1996.
He discovered his love for the universe at an early age when he visited the Hayden Planetarium, less than 100 yards from where we recorded this interview. You may know him as the modern version of Carl Sagan or seen Cosmos, his Netflix show where he takes viewers on a journey across the universe. Or maybe you know him from Startalk, where he brings on popular guests including former US Presidents, astronauts, comedians and athletes from outside the scientific realm to show how culturally pervasive and entertaining science can be.
In this episode we talk about his new book, his career trajectory, role models, how he thinks about education, and the intersection of pop culture and science.
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