Neil deGrasse Tyson, the director of the Hayden Planetarium and host of the TV show Cosmos, is as fascinated with the depth and mysteries of outer space as he is with its proximity. "We are part of this universe; we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts, is that the universe is in us," he has said. Tyson will be in Salt Lake next week, so Friday we're reairing our conversation with him about his personal relationship with the cosmos and his crusade to get humanity back into space.
Tickets are sold out to Neil deGrasse Tyson's on March 26 at Kingsbury Hall as part of the Tanner Lectures on Human Values series. However, the lecture will be broadcast live at several locations on the University of Utah campus. The event begins at 7p and the broadcasts are free and open to the public (no tickets required). Visit the Tanner Humanities Center web site for more details.
Books by Neil deGrasse Tyson: