Neal DeGrasse Tyson did an interview with HuffPost on the upcoming Cosmos series. I suspect we’ll see more of these before the weeks out.
Things are looking up for Neil deGrasse Tyson–way up. As the director of the Hayden Planetarium and the author of several popular books on space, Tyson is already one of the nation’s best-known scientists. And now his already-high profile is set for a big boost with the March 9 launch of “Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey,” a new documentary television series that he hosts.
Tyson calls the 13-part series a continuation of “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,” a 1980 PBS series narrated by Carl Sagan that is acclaimed as one of the most significant science-themed programs in television history.
In anticipation of the new series’ debut, Tyson, 55, sat down with HuffPost Science for a wide-ranging and surprisingly frank interview. What follows is a condensed and edited version of the discussion, which took place in the astrophysicist’s New York City office.
I’m getting pretty excited about Cosmos. Tyson’s answers to the HuffPost questions were very interesting. His answers on God and religion seemed far more frank than I’m used to hearing from him. And he seems pretty bullish on multiverses; it’ll be interesting to see how that concept is covered in the show.