Neil deGrasse Tyson is the Frederick P. Rose Address Hayden Planetarium in New York.
His research interests include the structure of the Milky Way, star formation, exploding stars and dwarf galaxies. Tyson was appointed by President Bush on two occasions.
First time in 2001 to form part of a commission of twelve members to study the future of U.S. aerospace and second in 2004 to form part of a nine-member commission in implementing the policy of the United States space exploration.
Tyson was appointed to serve on the Advisory Council by the head of NASA. Tyson hosts the PBS series NOVA Science once in a radio show with comedian called Talk Lynne Koplitz star.
He has also written dozens of publications and nine books including his autobiography The sky is the limit: Urban adventures of an astrophysicist and the more recent, Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet.