Pogue Interviews Neil deGrasse Tyson on the Relaunch of ‘Cosmos’

Rafe Needleman
Editorial Director, Yahoo Tech
March 9, 2014

AUSTIN — At the SxSW conference here, our own David Pogue sat down with Neil deGrasse Tyson to discuss science, space, education and of course Tyson’s new role as the host of the TV show Cosmos.

You’ll want to watch this great interview. Here’s what you’ll see: 

– How the new Cosmos is a continuation of Carl Sagan’s 1980 show.

– What it’s like to be called the “sexiest astrophysicist” by People magazine.
– The fact that Neil’s AMAs (ask me anythings) on reddit have been the site’s most popular AMAs ever. Here’s one to check out.

– The state of scientific curiosity in the United States.

– How much the rotation of the earth affects a field goal kick from the 50-yard line.

– How The Big Bang Theory’s portrayal of geeks is good for science.

– When Neil is going to “take a break from the universe.”

Bonus fact: Both David Pogue and Neil deGrasse Tyson have hosted the science show NOVA scienceNOW.

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