Neil deGrasse Tyson

The astrophysicist talks science with Amy Harmon

Watch Neil deGrasse Tyson — an astrophysicist with the American Museum of Natural History, director of its world-famous Hayden Planetarium, host of the hit radio and TV shows “StarTalk” and “Cosmos,” and an award-winning author — in conversation with Amy Harmon, the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning national correspondent for The New York Times, covering the intersection of science and society.

In celebration of Tyson’s book, “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry,” the duo discussed his illustrious career as a science communicator and the resurgence of “nerd” culture, as well as a bevy of mind-bending questions such as the nature of space and time, how we fit within the universe, and how the universe fits within us. In a world where few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos, Tyson brings the universe down to earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in tasty chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.