Astronomy 101 and Black Holes

On this morning’s edition of Exploration, Dr. Michio Kaku chats with Dr. Neil Tyson, who gives us an introduction to astronomy. Later, he’ll speak to Dr. Fulvia Melia about the science of black holes.

About the speakers:

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist and science communicator. He is currently the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space and a research associate in the department of astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History. From 2006 to 2011 he hosted the educational science television show NOVA ScienceNow on PBS and has been a frequent guest on The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Real Time with Bill Maher, and Jeopardy!. It was announced on August 5, 2011, that Tyson will be hosting a new sequel to Carl Sagan‘s Cosmos: A Personal Voyage television series.

Fulvio Melia (born 2 August 1956) is an ItalianAustralianAmerican astrophysicist and author. He is Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Arizona and has been an Associate Editor of The Astrophysical Journal Letters. A former Presidential Young Investigator and Sloan Research Fellow, he is the author of six books and 175 refereed articles on theoretical astrophysics.

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