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April 26, 2012

Neil deGrasse Tyson Talks Space As Culture




 Space Exploration
Last week, Tyson delivered this keynote address at the 28th National Space Symposium. In the speech, Tyson takes a slightly different angle in order to examine space exploration's spiritual, emotional, intellectual, and creative consequences, or, as he puts it, "space as culture." 
Neil deGrasse Tyson loves to talk about the far-reaching scientific and technological benefits of space exploration.  The lecture nearly an hour of inspiration, a reminder of how exploring science is not just about knowledge, but also imagining tomorrow.

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson is the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History and Visiting Research Scientist and Lecturer at Princeton University. Dr. Tyson’s contributions to the public appreciation of the cosmos were recently recognized by the International Astronomical Union in their official naming of asteroid "13123 Tyson."

Last week, Tyson, author of Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier delivered this keynote address at the 28th National Space Symposium. It's over an hour long if you include his 15-minute intro and the Q&A session towards the end, but it's definitely worth the watch — especially if you're already familiar with Tyson's tendency to link America's space-faring ambitions to its economic, scientific and technological ones.

In the speech, Tyson takes a slightly different angle in order to examine space exploration's spiritual, emotional, intellectual, and creative consequences, or, as he puts it, "space as culture." The result is a refreshing, relatable, and inspirational take on a topic well worth your time and consideration.


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