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Medal of Honor : Dr. Neil degrasse Tyson

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson is widely regarded as the world’s most renowned astrophysicist and science communicator. A graduate of the Bronx High School of Science, Dr.Tyson’s passion for astronomy was evident from his lectures on the subject at the age of 15, which gained him early fame in the community.

Today he is the Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space. His career has been distinguished by Presidential appointments, including the “Moon, Mars and Beyond” commission, which helped develop U.S. space exploration policy. He is the recipient of countless awards, including the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, the highest civilian honor bestowed by NASA. Known for his vibrant character and cheerful
demeanor, Dr. Tyson appears regularly in the media, including PBS NOVA scienceNOW, The History Channel’s “The Universe” and his radio talk show “Star Talk.” He has written more than a dozen books on the mysteries of the universe, and lectures frequently on diverse topics from spirituality to art.On June 27 we honor Dr. Tyson with the Gold Medal of Honor for his contributions as an exemplary educatorand scientist. The night promises to be spectacularcelebration of the man People Magazine calls the “Sexiest Astrophysicist” alive.