American Museum of Natural History

Superman of Astrophysics

Astrophysicist extraordinaire, Neil deGrasse Tyson gives us the latest news from space and explains how he ended up as a character in a Superman comic.

Have We Given Up on the Final Frontier?

Friday Follow: Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Pepper Spray

First Pictures of Mercury Received on Earth

May Be Alien Bacteria

Shared Space

Relations between the U.S. and Russia might be tense on Earth, but the U.S. needs Russia more and more for space travel.

Cosmic Quandaries

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about the mystery of “dark matter” and a new planet, discovered in a distant galaxy, that looks remarkably like planet Earth.

Celestial Update

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson asks what’s the use in counting planets and tells LOE the latest on an asteroid that may be heading our way.


Astrophysicist and New York Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson tells Living on Earth host Steve Curwood that President Bush’s new choice to take the helm at NASA, Michael Griffin, has all the qualifications it takes to lead the nation’s space agency through the 21st century.

Reach for the Stars

From the moment nine-year old Neil deGrasse Tyson saw the night sky in New York’s Hayden Planetarium, he knew he wanted to be an astrophysicist. Not only did Tyson fulfill his dream, but he eventually became director of the Hayden Planetarium. He talks with Living on Earth host Steve Curwood about his journey, and about […]