The Sky Is Not the Limit: Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist , by Neil de Grasse Tyson. Doubleday, 191 pages, $23.95.
Ever since the late 1950′s, when C.P. Snow lamented that the sciences and the humanities, once inseparable, had drifted apart, a number of people in both camps have tried to bridge the cultural chasm Read More
Good Morning, Pluto? Diane Sawyer’s Folly
Astronomers agree: Pluto is not really a planet. It’s just an icy body belonging to the Kuiper Belt, at the outer edges of the solar system. Diane Sawyer, the co-host of ABC’s Good Morning America , read about Pluto’s change in status and decided to mount something of a Read More
A New York Astronomer Kisses Pluto Goodbye
Neil de Grasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium, got up on stage the evening of Feb. 1. He had some bad news for the roughly 60 science buffs in a Museum of Natural History lecture hall.
“There’s this big argument raging about whether Pluto is indeed Read More