Friday, February 20, 2009
Neil deGrasse Tyson lectures
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson greets about 2,000 fans before presenting "The Cosmic Perspective" as part of the University of Texas at Arlington Maverick Speakers Series at UTA in Arlington on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, presents "The Cosmic Perspective" at UTA in Arlington. Tyson also hosts "NOVA scienceNOW" on PBS and has been the most frequent guest on “The Colbert Report.”
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson drops two differently-weighted items to demonstrate Newton's law of universal gravitation at UTA in Arlington. Tyson said Isaac Newton was the smartest human in the planet's history.
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson presents "The Cosmic Perspective" as part of the University of Texas at Arlington Maverick Speakers Series at UTA in Arlington. Tyson's new book "The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet" addresses the debate surrounding his 2006 decision to exhibit Pluto as a Dwarf Planet in the Kuiper Belt.
Please see Neil deGrasse Tyson's Web site to learn more about the man and science.