Neil deGrasse Tyson testifying before the U.S. Senate, seated at a table looking toward the right, where the committee members are out of the frame.
Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls


Tyson is the fifth head since 1935 of the world-renowned Hayden Planetarium in New York City and the first occupant of its Frederick P. Rose Directorship.

He is also a research associate of the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History.

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