Profile

Cover photo
Neil deGrasse Tyson Fan Club
75,544 followers|58,372,342 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos

Stream

 
Neil deGrasse Tyson delves into the legacy of Star Trek with George Takei, who played Lt. Sulu. With co-host Leighann Lord and astrophysicist Charles Liu.
74
2
rusty fenceford's profile photoHippie Butter's profile photoStephen Salgaller's profile photoAmanda Dixson's profile photo
3 comments
 
What a great interview.
Add a comment...
 
Window on the Universe - Hubble Anniversary Tribute
+melodysheep 
Published on Apr 24, 2015
Happy 25th Birthday Hubble!!
31
7
Matthew J. Harmon's profile photoRishabh Mutha's profile photo
Add a comment...
 
Everglades
+The White House 
Published on Apr 24, 2015
As you know, President Obama celebrated Earth Day this week by visiting the Florida Everglades where he spoke about the threat that climate change poses to our economy and to the world, in the latest part of his effort to call attention to act on the threat of climate change. The President also announced how we're investing millions in new funding to protect our parks, as well as new actions the Department of Agriculture will take in partnership with farmers, ranchers and forest land owners to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions. While in Florida the President sat down with Bill Nye the Science Guy in the Everglades to discuss climate change, conservation, and science education in America.
100
7
michael myroniuk's profile photoLaVerne Fields's profile photoMeagan Hatfield's profile photoVladimir Mihalik's profile photo
7 comments
 
+Von Neely ROFL
Add a comment...
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson explains why he won't be signing up to live on Mars, shares his excitement at the growing popularity of science, answers the question Batman vs. Superman, and discuses his show "StarTalk."
150
17
Vladimir Mihalik's profile photoMichael Tomsic's profile photoJason LeBlanc's profile photoJeremy Goeringer's profile photo
19 comments
 
+David Alsberge Atoms don't do directed chemistry only a Maker does.
Add a comment...
 
The George Foster Peabody Awards (or simply Peabody Awards) program, named for American businessman and philanthropist George Peabody, recognizes distinguished and meritorious public service by American radio and television stations, networks, online media, producing organizations, and individuals.
Reflecting excellence in quality, rather than popularity or commercial success, the Peabody is awarded to about 25–35 winners annually from more than 1,000 entries.[1][2] Because submissions are accepted from a wide variety of sources and styles, deliberations seek "Excellence On Its Own Terms".
An update of Carl Sagan’s famous series for the age of CGI astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson’s “COSMOS” is not only an educational eye-popping near-psychedelic tour of our universe and beyond it’s a passionate brief on behalf of science itself...
87
4
Greg White's profile photoJack Neaves III's profile photoP C Lomba's profile photoDarrell Ames's profile photo
4 comments
 
Felicidades al mejor programa del mundo
 ·  Translate
Add a comment...
 
Flight to Star Cluster Westerlund 2
+Hubble Space Telescope  
Published on Apr 23, 2015
This visualization provides a three-dimensional perspective on Hubble's 25th anniversary image of the nebula Gum 29 with the star cluster Westerlund 2 at its core. The flight traverses the foreground stars and approaches the lower left rim of the nebula Gum 29. Passing through the wispy darker clouds on the near side, the journey reveals bright gas illuminated by the intense radiation of the newly formed stars of cluster Westerlund 2. Within the nebula, several pillars of dark, dense gas are being shaped by the energetic light and strong stellar winds from the brilliant cluster of thousands of stars. Note that the visualization is intended to be a scientifically reasonable interpretation and that distances within the model are significantly compressed.

Credit: NASA, ESA, G. Bacon, L. Frattare, Z. Levay, and F. Summers (Viz3D Team, STScI), and J. Anderson (STScI)
46
3
Sunny Jim's profile photoMirta Kozolchyk's profile photopatrick kanne's profile photoTimothy Bogart's profile photo
3 comments
 
+Neil deGrasse Tyson Fan Club That was great. I could not help thinking on the way there after I slowed the video that each one of those points of light is a sun. Perhaps not all of them like our own. However around each one could be planets with the potential for life and that is amazing.
Add a comment...
 
 
I'm at Purdue & the Project Aldrin-Purdue Mars Mission will stream at http://www.kaltura.com/tiny/l06si at 11am EDT. I'm ready! 
View original post
46
4
Stephen Kraus's profile photoMelania Fois's profile photo
Add a comment...
In their circles
4,378 people
Have them in circles
75,544 people
Louis-Philippe St-Laurent's profile photo
David Heit's profile photo
Meghan Draper's profile photo
gail cassidy's profile photo
Littoine Grier's profile photo
Peter Holland's profile photo
victor lozano's profile photo
Ramakrishna M's profile photo
Alex Waltz's profile photo
 
Neil deGrasse Tyson ‏@neiltyson 
The total number "What-are-the-odds?" moments that can happen is so large, we should instead think of rare events as common.
https://twitter.com/neiltyson/status/592481124594638848
37
Bulent Besim's profile photoAmanda Dixson's profile photo
2 comments
 
What a beautiful swan!
Add a comment...
 
 
Hubble’s Repairman Reflects on the Telescope’s Legacy
Our friend Astro Mike talks about his Hubble servicing missions on STS-109 and STS-125 in this article and videos from Scientific American:
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2015/04/24/hubbles-repairman-reflects-on-the-telescopes-legacy/ #Hubble25  
Twenty-five years ago, on April 24, 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope soared into orbit. Since then, its great discoveries have been legion, and the story of ...
3 comments on original post
40
2
Hippie Butter's profile photoAirNDS's profile photoJ. Steven York's profile photo
 
Love his new show Star Talk. Can't wait for the next episode.
Add a comment...
 
Best of times, worst of times.
The Hubble space telescope is an amazing scientific instrument that shows the best of what human beings can achieve. It is also a symbol for how badly said humans can screw stuff up.
We choose to remember the good stuff but we forget the screw ups at the peril of future projects. 
http://nsc.nasa.gov/SFCS/SystemFailureCaseStudyFile/Download/517

The contractor that screwed up paid a fine, but it was a small percent of the actual cost to taxpayers to fix the problem
 http://articles.latimes.com/1993-10-05/business/fi-42487_1_hubble-telescope

https://www.spacetelescope.org/about/history/servicing_mission_1/

Check twice, launch once.
19
1
Matthew Markfort's profile photoAlexander Skrabut's profile photoJon Belanger's profile photoPatricia Lara's profile photo
6 comments
 
+Alexander Skrabut I don't think that was the problem.  Have been reading more about it.  The mirrors were contracted to Perkin-Elmer in Danbury, CT as well as to Kodak in Rochester, NY.  However, the Kodak mirror was intended as a backup.  NASA did not place the two contractors in direct competition, nor did it test properly.  It left Perkin-Elmer in charge of selecting the mirror, and the Kodak mirror, though in retrospect a superior mirror (different manufacture process was used), was left in a shipping crate.   Major management screw ups in the late 70s and early 80s, same kinds of things that led to the Challenger explosion.
Add a comment...
 
 
Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist... cosmologist... author... TV host, and ONE COOL GUY!  Check out his interview on Good Day New York this morning.


+Neil deGrasse Tyson Fan Club
+Neil deGrasse Tyson
+National Geographic
+StarTalk Radio 
4 comments on original post
81
9
Dracul Telea's profile photoLuby Sanders's profile photoStephen Johnson's profile photoDale Warren's profile photo
4 comments
 
I am trilled about this awesome news dear Neil! Thx for sharing :-) Congrats dear friend! 
Add a comment...
65
8
Dmitry Vedeneev's profile photoRafferty Lorin's profile photoJason M. Gokei's profile photoMelania Fois's profile photo
 
"A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it." - Max Planck
Add a comment...
People
In their circles
4,378 people
Have them in circles
75,544 people
Louis-Philippe St-Laurent's profile photo
David Heit's profile photo
Meghan Draper's profile photo
gail cassidy's profile photo
Littoine Grier's profile photo
Peter Holland's profile photo
victor lozano's profile photo
Ramakrishna M's profile photo
Alex Waltz's profile photo
Story
Tagline
Dedicated to encouraging the REAL Neil deGrasse Tyson to participate on Google Plus
Introduction
We are in the universe, and the universe is in us 

 (expropriated from Wikipedia )

Neil deGrasse Tyson (born October 5, 1958) is an American astrophysicist, a science communicator, the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetariumat the Rose Center for Earth and Space, and a Research Associate in the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History. Since 2006 he has hosted the educational science television show NOVA scienceNOW on PBS, and has been a frequent guest onThe Daily ShowThe Colbert ReportReal Time with Bill Maher, and Jeopardy!. It was announced on August 5, 2011 that Tyson will be hosting a new sequel to Carl Sagan's Cosmos: A Personal Voyage TV series.[1] 


(Established Jan 17, 2012)
Curated by +Don Denesiuk

*Note to users who follow this page after 3:05 PM June 15, 2012*
Google Plus has a cap of 5000 people in Circles total and the above Date and time is when we crossed that threshold. As a result of this policy I cannot Circle more people at this time with out un-Circling some early adopters. My current feelings are that would be unfair to them so please know I appreciate your interest but unfortunately I won't be Circling you until the above policy changes. 
Thank-you for your interest and understanding.

*Curator's Note*
To parents of young children ;
Your discretion is advised as episodes of strong language, Agnosticism, Free Thinking and Science may occur here with no further warning. You may want to use these an a teaching opportunity to discuss social conventions and human reproduction with your off-spring.