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Neil deGrasse Tyson: Seeing Stars, Hearing Music

In an excerpt from her Jazz Inspired radio show, Judy Carmichael speaks with the noted astrophysicist about the blues, space and Miles Davis

Neil deGrasse Tyson
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Neil deGrasse Tyson

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson loves to share his passion for life and science with as broad an audience as possible. Whether directing activities at the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the Hayden Planetarium in NYC, or having a hilarious conversation on The Colbert Report about the legitimacy of Pluto as a planet, Neil illuminates the world of astrophysics and has a ball doing it. Neil is equally enthusiastic about music, and is continually inspired by the great blues and jazz players he loves.

The following is an excerpt of a conversation I had with Neil in his office at the Planetarium in 2006 in an interview for my Judy Carmichael’s Jazz Inspired radio show.

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