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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Surveys Letters From An Astrophysicist

Neil deGrasse Tyson's picture and the cover of his new book "Letters from an Astrophysicist" with Cool Science Friday
Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses his new book "Letters from an Astrophysicist" with Cool Science Friday

Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson joins Cool Science Radio. His new book Letters From An Astrophysicist was just released.

Tyson introduces us to a newly personal dimension of his quest to understand our place in the cosmos as he answers 101 letters from people around the world. Neil has attracted one of the world’s largest online followings with his fascinating, widely accessible insights into science and our universe.

The book chronicles his correspondence with people who have sought him out in search of answers about science, faith, philosophy, and life.

Lynn Ware Peek is a long-time contributor to KPCW. She joined the station in 2008 with Tales from the Wasatch Back, was a reporter from 2012 to 2016, and co-hosts and produces two of KPCW’s Public Affairs Hour shows, The Mountain Life, on health and lifestyle, on Wednesdays and Cool Science Radio, tackling science and technology every Thursday.
John's curiosity with science and technology began at the age of 7 with the country's space program. With a subscription his parents gave him to Popular Science and Popular Mechanics along with other periodicals and Walter Cronkite's evening broadcast he studied everything space. He followed the lives of America's test pilots and astronauts who piloted Mercury, Gemini and Apollo spacecraft. His curiosity in how things were built led him to dismantling the family's window fan, toaster and lawnmower. Taking apart things was easy. Putting them back together, well, not so much. John grew up in New York state and Massachusetts with 2 brothers and 2 sisters. He received a BA in Economics and Sociology from the University of Maryland.