"Neil deGrasse Tyson" - Illustration by samspratt
Finally got around to wrapping up this portrait of everyone’s favorite astrophysicist. With his huge impact on new generations of aspiring scientists, I knew I wanted the background to be children’s space drawings. With my 6 year-old niece’s planetary masterpieces as inspiration, I did my best imitation with my left hand. (prints available here)
i just teared up
Congrats #COSMOS on winning an Emmy for writing!
“In 2002, having spent more than three years in one residence for the first time in my life, I got called for jury duty. I show up on time, ready to serve. When we get to the voir dire, the lawyer says to me, “I see you’re an astrophysicist. What’s that?” I answer, “Astrophysics is the laws of physics, applied to the universe—the Big Bang, black holes, that sort of thing.” Then he asks, “What do you teach at Princeton?” and I say, “I teach a class on the evaluation of evidence and the relative unreliability of eyewitness testimony.” Five minutes later, I’m on the street.
A few years later, jury duty again. The judge states that the defendant is charged with possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine. It was found on his body, he was arrested, and he is now on trial. This time, after the Q&A is over, the judge asks us whether there are any questions we’d like to ask the court, and I say, “Yes, Your Honor. Why did you say he was in possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine? That equals 1.7 grams. The ‘thousand’ cancels with the ‘milli-’ and you get 1.7 grams, which is less than the weight of a dime.” Again I’m out on the street.”
powerful Black Science Man
I was all set to be snarky about this, but I think Neil did well enough on his own.
Tyson and Sagan are besties. As it should it should be.
Neil deGrasse Tyson. We are all made of stars 18x24 Chalk Pastel by Amy Candelario.
A toast to these great astronomers!
Wine and honoring women in science.
Cosmos doing science education right.
Neil deGrasse Tyson and Carl Sagan bunnies!
made by The Stitchy Button on etsy
SO THIS IS ADORABLE
Neil deGrasse Tyson in groovy space T-shirt while doing post-grad work at the University of Texas, where he would receive a Master of Arts in astronomy in 1983.
Our kinda dude!
According to Tyson, “one of them provided the key to our understanding of the substance of the stars, and another devised a way for us to calculate the size of the universe. For some reason you’ve probably never heard of either of them… I wonder why.”
Neil deGrasse Tyson sexism-shaming on network TV: I live!
"What’s up with chicks and science?"
"Are there genetic differences between men and women? Explain why more men are in science."