Professor Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ph.D.

Professor Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Hayden Planetarium
  • Columbia University
Of all the amazing things about the Universe, I think two stand above all the rest. One of them is that we know so much about the universe, but another is that there’s even more that we don’t know.

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson is the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. He is also a research associate in the Department of Astrophysics at the museum. Professor Tyson earned his undergraduate degree in Physics from Harvard University and his Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Columbia University. Dr. Tyson has written prolifically for the public, including a series of essays in Natural History magazine on which his previous Great Course, My Favorite Universe, is based. His books include Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier; a memoir, The Sky is Not the Limit: Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist; and One Universe: At Home in the Cosmos (coauthored with Charles Liu and Robert Irion), winner of the 2001 American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award to a Scientist. Dr. Tyson is host of The Cosmos, a science documentary series televised on the Fox network, and former host of the PBS television series NOVA scienceNOW. His contributions to the public appreciation of the cosmos have been recognized by the International Astronomical Union in their official naming of asteroid "13123 Tyson."

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"Professor Tyson is as articulate and compelling as ever. He poses questions and then tells you why he can't answer them in an intellectually satisfying way."

"There is SO much you can learn from Neil. He is one of the smartest men in this day and age."

"Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of the most knowledgeable and entertaining lecturers I've ever seen. He does much more than just teach: he makes you think. He grabs your attention, and interests you into what he's teaching."

26 Courses and Sets

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26 Courses and Sets

  1. (Set) My Favorite Universe & Chaos  Set

    (Set) My Favorite Universe & Chaos

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
    These two courses are thrilling opportunities for you to peer into intriguing corners of the scientific world. In My Favorite Universe, an award-winning astrophysicist takes you on a spirited journey through the breathtaking history of the cosmos. In Chaos, get a solid introduction to the study of the behavior of sensitive systems—a discipline that has more to do with your daily life than you realize.
  2. (Set) The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries & Black Holes Explained  Set

    (Set) The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries & Black Holes Explained

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $299.90 Starting at $299.90 $299.90 $299.90$299.90
  3. (Set) Four Great Courses, One Amazingly Low Price!!! Set

    (Set) Four Great Courses, One Amazingly Low Price!!!

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $679.80 Starting at $679.80 $799.80 $679.80$799.80
    Not sure which Great Course you want to order? Then order them all! For a limited time only, you can get Museum Masterpieces: The Louvre; The Secrets of Mental Math; The History of the Bible; and My Favorite Universe in a single four-course set for one amazingly low price! This special offer is the perfect way to sample some of the fascinating subjects, engaging professors, and profound insights you can find only...
  4. (Set) The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries & Our Night Sky  Set

    (Set) The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries & Our Night Sky

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $264.90 Starting at $264.90 $299.90 $264.90$299.90
    Explore the known and unknown universe, learn fascinating concepts behind its phenomena, and know what you're looking at when you gaze up at the sky in this visually rich course set. Join Professor Neil deGrasse Tyson in uncovering some of the next avenues of exploration in space for today's chemists, physicists, biologists, and astronomers in The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries. And in Professor Edward M....
  5. (SET) A Field Guide to the Planets & The Inexplicable Universe Set

    (SET) A Field Guide to the Planets & The Inexplicable Universe

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $369.90 $329.90$369.90
    Untangle some of the perplexing phenomena and enduring mysteries about our solar system and the universe in this two-course set. In A Field Guide to the Planets, explore planets, moons, asteroids, comets, exoplanets, and much more with an expert guide who will show you the most cutting-edge images and research. And in The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries, celebrated astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson...
  6. (Set) Radio Astronomy & The Inexplicable Universe Set

    (Set) Radio Astronomy & The Inexplicable Universe

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $369.90 $329.90$369.90
    Reveal what we now know about the universe—from the behavior of quarks to the birth of entire galaxies—with this two-course set. Take an exciting tour of the unseen universe with Radio Astronomy: Observing the Invisible Universe. Then, join the scientific pursuits that lie at the very heart of the history and nature of our universe with The Inexplicable Universe led by Neil deGrasse Tyson.