Neil deGrasse Tyson
Neil DeGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, and science communicator. In 2014 he hosted the popular science documentary t.v. series, Cosmos. With a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Columbia University, Tyson has written several books for the general public, including Death by Black Hole and Other Cosmic Quandaries and The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet. In 2001, President George W. Bush appointed him as a presidential advisor to commission on the future of the aerospace industry. Tyson has received nineteen honorary doctorates and the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, the highest award given by NASA to a non-government citizen. Currently, he is the Hayden Planetarium’s Frederick P. Rose Director at the Rose Center for Earth and Space.