Monday, March 3, 2014

Franklin Institute Physicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson Explains Why The Cosmos Shouldn't Make You Feel Small

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts a new TV series called Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey. It's an update of the influential 1980 PBS series Cosmos: A Personal Journey, hosted by Carl Sagan.






I frequently listen to NPR radio while driving and caught this first in late February 2014. I missed a little of the beginning and it was so interesting I was glad  I got a second chance during my drive time. Now with we can tune into this great interview for students, teachers, TREKies, and anyone who has a fascination with things that often need a little bit more observation to understand, yes us natural born scientist! :)


When it comes to "callings" we usually think of people who feel drawn to religious career paths. But if you ask Neil deGrasse Tyson how he became an astrophysicist he says: "I think the universe called me. I feel like I had no say in the matter."

Neil deGrasse Tyson covered a wide range of issues with great ease and clarity that I thoroughly enjoyed.

  • The importance of discipline and practice in education for success
  • Inadequacies in public education discouraging many students from excelling
  • How science can be presented in movies and entertainment with authenticity 
  • The importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to the future of America
  • So many modern conveniences we take for granted has roots in the research and development of NASA projects
  • Racism is still a hindrance, however not an excuse for not achieving 


Follow the below link to enjoy the best science lecture that 20 minutes can buy!

http://www.npr.org/2014/02/27/283443670/neil-degrasse-tyson-explains-why-the-cosmos-shouldnt-make-you-feel-small

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