I am a big fan of Neil deGrasse Tyson. I think he is the closest thing to Carl Sagan that science currently has to offer. However, while I religiously watch (pun intended) Nova ScienceNow, I fear it will never be as popular as Cosmos. Hell, with the public’s current distrust of science, nothing ever will. Let’s pray that changes.
There’s no nice way to say this: Neil deGrasse Tyson makes Mr. Wizard look like a complete wussy. He is a renowned astrophysicist and in addition to serving as the director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, he makes frequent appearances on television including a gig hosting PBS’s educational television show NOVA scienceNOW. What I love about Mr. Tyson is that he answers all the tough scientific questions that us regular folks would like to know. For instance, what’s it like to die in a black hole?
Here’s a clip of Dr. Tyson’s appearance: