Author of the Month: May 2017

We are part of this universe; we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts, is that the universe is in us. -- Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson
Neil deGrasse Tyson

Astrophysicist and science communicator, Neil deGrasse Tyson's latest book, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry - a succinct collection of answers to common questions about the universe - was released earlier this month. But Tyson is anything but a new discovery. He has been around for years, gradually gaining a following, and suddenly bursting into the spotlight with his show, Cosmos, a television reboot of the Carl Sagan original. Tyson's latest book is his thirteenth title to date, and is one attempt of many to make us all a bit more literate in matters of the universe.

Since 1995, when he was appointed the Director of New York City's Hayden Planetarium, Tyson has become known for one talent that many scientists of his caliber tend to lack - the ability to communicate complex ideas without losing your audience. Tyson's infectious enthusiasm for the sciences has inspired many to pursue careers in STEM related fields, and others to rediscover their own sense of curiosity about the world and everything beyond it.

Interested in discovering more? Check out our list of top Neil deGrasse Tyson titles below:

Astrophysics for People in A Hurry

Welcome to the Universe

Origins

Space Chronicles

Cosmos - A Spacetime Odyssey

Startalk

We welcome your respectful and on-topic comments and questions in this limited public forum. To find out more, please see Appropriate Use When Posting Content. Community-contributed content represents the views of the user, not those of East Lansing Public Library