OnÂ October 14 and 15, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History and host of theÂ NOVA scienceNOW program on PBS, was in Houston to speak at the Up Experience conference. Well, I pestered him to sit down with me for a video conversation to post here on Skepchick, and despite a very busy schedule, he kindly agreed.
Now,Â most of you regular readers alreadyÂ know how brilliant Dr. Tyson is, but he is also a great guy. He wasn’t trying to plug a book or anything like that. He simply sat down with me for an informal chat. The conversation was relaxed and unstructured, andÂ before we knew it, we had easilyÂ used all the time he could spare us.
Looking back, I wish we had had more time, because we were just gettting warmed up,Â and before I knew it,Â the whole thingÂ was over.
But, it wasÂ a trueÂ pleasure to spend even a little time getting to know Dr. Tyson.
The following segments are the first two in a series ofÂ seven videos chronicling our conversation.
Hope you enjoy.
Once again, Chris Moyer deserves to be sainted or knighted or both for producing this interview with very little compensation. His company is called Dropframe Video. You can contact him at Malachi Constant (even if you’re not a Vonnegut fan), and if you ever need audio or video work done, show him some love and hire him. You will definitely be pleased with the result.
Stay tuned for Parts 3 andÂ more of my conversation with Dr.Â Tyson to be posted tomorrow.