Neil Tyson reads Walt Whitman’s “When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer”
Awesome (and scientifically accurate) visualizations courtesy of the new Space Show Dark Universe
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Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson weighs in on new research on the Chelyabinsk meteor and how we might prevent an asteroid impact. Watch here.
WATCH LIVE: Today at 11 am ET, Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts a discussion with a group of astronauts and cosmonauts who recently developed recommendations to the United Nations for defending Earth from an asteroid impact.
Image: the orbits of near-Earth asteroids
Four evenings a year, the brick, steel, and asphalt of Manhattan’s cityscape take part in a unique alignment of metropolis and cosmos. The rays of the setting sun align perfectly with Manhattan’s street grid, creating a breathtaking wash of illumination along the cross-streets.
Hayden Planetarium Director Neil deGrasse Tyson first noted the phenomenon more than a decade ago and coined the term “Manhattanhenge.” In this video, Tyson discusses how he came up with the name and what future anthropologists might make of New York City’s serendipitous alignment with the sun.
Experience Manhattanhenge at the American Museum of Natural History on Thursday, July 11, with astrophysicist Jackie Faherty. Tickets are available here.
We got a narrator over here.
We’re thrilled to announce Neil deGrasse Tyson will narrate the Museum’s newest Space Show, premiering this fall at the Hayden Planetarium.
Astrophysicist, prolific science communicator, and director of the Hayden Planetarium, Dr. Tyson is the recipient of 18 honorary doctorate degrees and the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, the highest award given by NASA to a non-government citizen. Dr. Tyson has also written 10 popular science books as well as many essays for the public, and is currently working on a 21st-century reboot of Carl Sagan’s landmark television series Cosmos: A Personal Journey.
Stay tuned for more updates on our fifth Space Show.
"The universe is far more wondrous than anything we can imagine" says Hayden Planetarium Director Neil deGrasse Tyson. “We’ve got black holes filleting stars…life on Earth could have been seeded by Mars.”
Sit back and enjoy Andy Greenhaw’s funky remix of Dr. Tyson’s appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience.
Neil deGrasse Tyson’s map of New York City, from Becky Cooper’s Mapping Manhattan