Neil de Grasse Tyson
About the Author
Neil de Grasse Tyson, author of Merlin’s Tour of the Universe, is the recently appointed Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium, where he is the project scientist for the $100-million rebuilding of the nation’s greatest astronomical attractions. He attended the Bronx High School of Science and earned his B.A. in physics from Harvard and his Ph.D. in astrophysics from Columbia. Tyson also writes a monthly column, “Universe,” in Natural History magazine. He is on the visiting faculty at Princeton University and makes his home in New York City.