Go Back in Time with 2014 Interactive Keynote Neil deGrasse Tyson

Written by Anonymous | Thursday, Jul 10, 2014

Astrophysicist and television star Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson explains what science means to him, and how it should be taught. With the re-boot of the series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey airing in 170 countries and 45 languages, Tyson hopes not only to inform the world about the universe, but explain why it matters and how it connects to everyday life.

With both humor and personal anecdotes, Tyson explains that curiosity and the exploration of knowledge is a much more powerful force than just absorbing information. He gives advice on how to turn mundane occurrences into life-changing experiences. For instance, for children, the tooth fairy myth can easily become an "investigative experiment," and banging on pots and pans "an acoustic experience."

Tyson dives into the questions surrounding space exploration, such as the existence of life on other planets, how that life may differ from terrestrial life; and how space exploration is necessary for the survival of our species...