Gain a more cosmic perspective with excerpts from the acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author's latest book
The rock star/astrophysicist, the "epitome of geek cool," makes science fun while educating us about the wonders of the universe
Neil deGrasse Tyson was awed when he visited the Hayden Planetarium in New York City for the first time at the age of nine; since 1996, he's run the place. The rock-star astrophysicist, who has 7.2 million Twitter followers, can fill a theater with people eager to hear him talk science. And his latest book, "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry," offers a shortcut to scientific literacy - a goal Tyson also pursues in his radio and TV series, "Star Talk." Martha Teichner reports.
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A new TV series, "Genius," explores the man behind the scientific theories that revolutionized the world
In this web exclusive, correspondent Martha Teichner talks with Toni Tyson, the mother of astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Neil's sister, Lynn, on how he has succeeded at demystifying science for his audience.
In this web exclusive, correspondent Martha Teichner asks the acclaimed astrophysicist, as he examines the universe, whether he believes in an all-powerful creator.