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Lectures for a New Year: Neil deGrasse Tyson on Pluto

Neil deGrasse Tyson is ridiculously distinguished: the man holds at least fourteen honorary doctorates, not to mention his real doctorate in astrophysics. He was also declared “Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive” by Time Magazine in 2000. But he’s most (in)famous for leading the charge to demote Pluto from its planet status to a “dwarf [...]

Stephen Colbert and Neil deGrasse Tyson

In this eighty-four-minute video, Stephen Colbert (not doing his Colbert Report character) chats with Neil deGrasse Tyson. It’s an intelligent, fun, and wide-ranging discussion, touching on science, history, and personal experiences of science. The most adorable parts: Colbert consults his phone for notes; and Tyson admits that the night sky reminds him [...]

The Late Movies: Shows You Should Be Watching

In tonight’s Late Movies, we take a look at a few educational, _flossy programs that deserve a spot in your TiVo Season Pass list. 1. NOVA scienceNOW (PBS) Hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist and head of the Hayden Planetarium in Manhattan, NOVA scienceNOW takes a news magazine approach to science. In this clip, Tyson talks [...]

The Known Universe

(YouTube Link) Take a journey billions of light years away and back home again. The American Museum of Natural History has this video called The Known Universe that starts near snowy Mt. Everest and, like Powers of Ten, pulls out and away from Earth to the rest of what we know is out there. The structure of The [...]