Monday, May 07, 2007

Nova Host Makes TIME Mag List

TIME magazine's annual TIME 100 issue has designated astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson -- the engaging host of the NOVA scienceNOW tv series on PBS, author of the new book Death By Black Hole (Norton), and Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History -- as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. He's ranked in the Time 100's Scientists & Thinkers category. The issue hit stands today.

In the piece, writer Michael Lemonick calls Tyson the Carl Sagan of the 21st century, "as long as you envision a Sagan who's muscular, African American and as cool as his predecessor was geeky." See more text in the URL below:,28804,1595326_1595329_1616157,00.html

Neil deGrasse Tyson
Host, NOVA scienceNOW
Director of the Hayden Planetarium, American Museum of Natural History

An astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson was appointed the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in 1995. His research interests include star formation, dwarf galaxies, and the structure of our Milky Way. Dr. Tyson has authored eight books, including Death by Black Hole and Just Visiting This Planet, a Q&A on the universe for all ages, and his memoir, The Sky Is Not The Limit: Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist. Tyson, a graduate of New York City's Bronx High School of Science, studied physics at Harvard before receiving his doctorate in astrophysics from Columbia University. Born and raised in the Big Apple, he now makes his home there with his wife and two children.