Neil deGrasse Tyson stands on the edge of a stage as he speaks to a crowd.
Apollo 40th anniversary celebration at the National Air and Space Museum. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

Select Speeches

  1. Keynote: Presidential Awards for Mathematics and Science Teaching

    State Department, Benjamin Franklin Dining Room, Washington, DC

    June 10, 1999

    Given on behalf of the National Science Foundation for the 1998 Presidential Awardees for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

  2. Reminisces of Carl Sagan

    Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City

    February 27, 1997

    Eulogy for Carl Sagan delivered during a memorial service entitled “A Celebration of Carl Sagan’s Life.”

  3. Dedication of the Center for Space Education

    Kennedy Space Center, Florida

    July 15, 1994

    Keynote Address for the dedication of the Center for Space Education.

  4. Ph.D. Convocation Address

    St. Paul’s Chapel, Columbia University, New York City

    May 14, 1991

    A short address to my fellow matriculating graduate students at Columbia University.