Neil deGrasse Tyson, the bestselling author and director of the world-famous Hayden Planetarium, chronicles America's irrational love affair with Pluto, man's best celestial friend.
Dr. Laura Danly is Curator at the Griffith Observatory, where she develops all educational, theatrical, gallery, and telescope programs. She holds a Ph.D. in Astronomy, and is a spectroscopist specializing in ultraviolet observations from space satellites.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
For the past decades, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson has been at the forefront of teaching science to the masses. His singular achievement has been to make the impossible, accessible – and the complex, understandable for millions. In the course of doing this, he’s learned a thing or two about how to teach the hard stuff: how smart fun changes everything and can drive unprecedented engagement.
Neil deGrasse Tyson says despite President George W. Bush's record on the environment and opposition to stem cell research, more money was allocated to science under the his administration than under Clinton.
"Funding for science under Republican administrations has been historically higher than under Democrats," he says.