Sky Is Not the Limit Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist

ISBN-10: 159102188X

ISBN-13: 9781591021889

Edition: 2nd 2004

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Book details

List price: $20.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Prometheus Books, Publishers
Publication date: 5/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 203
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson was born in New York City on October 5, 1958. Interested in astronomy since he was a child, Tyson gave lectures on the topic at the age of 15. He attended the Bronx High School of Science and was the editor-in-chief for its Physical Science Journal. After earning a B.A. in Physics from Harvard in 1980, Tyson received an M.A. in Astronomy from the University of Texas at Austin in 1983. He earned his Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Columbia in 1991. Since 1996, Tyson has held the position of Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at Manhattan's American Museum of Natural History. In 2001, he was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve on the Commission on the Future of the United States Aerospace Industry. In 2004, Tyson joined the President's Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration Policy. He has hosted PBS's television show NOVA scienceNOW since 2006. Tyson can also be seen frequently as a guest on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Tyson has written many popular books on astronomy, and he began his "Universe" column for Natural History magazine in 1995. In 2009, he published the bestselling book The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet to describe the controversy over Pluto's demotion to dwarf planet. Tyson was recognized in 2004 with the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, and Time named him one of the 100 Most Influential People of 2007.

Preface
Introduction
Night Vision: Building a relationship with the sky
The Early Years
The Middle Years
The Later Years
Scientific Adventures: The fun and frustrations of being a scientist
Dark Matters: A view from the dark side of space
Romancing the Cosmos: For the love of the universe
The End of the World: The science of catastrophe
God and the Astronomers: A search for meaning in the cosmos
Space-Time Continuum: A chronicle of life's minutiae
Acknowledgments
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