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Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist with the American Museum of Natural History, director of its world-famous Hayden Planetarium, host of the hit radio and TV show StarTalk, and the New York Times best-selling author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. He lives in New York City.

Books by Neil deGrasse Tyson

  1. Book CoverAstrophysics for People in a Hurry


    Over a year on the New York Times bestseller list and more than a million copies sold.

    The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist.More

  2. Book CoverAstrophysics for Young People in a Hurry


    Neil deGrasse Tyson’s #1 New York Times best-selling guide to the cosmos, adapted for young readers.More

  3. Book CoverDeath by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries


    “[Tyson] tackles a great range of subjects . . . with great humor, humility, and—most important— humanity.” —Entertainment WeeklyMore

  4. Book CoverOrigins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution


    "An accessible and extremely well-written exploration of the deep waters of cosmology, astrophysics, and exobiology." —Kirkus ReviewsMore

  5. Book CoverOrigins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution


    “Who can ask for better cosmic tour guides to the universe than Drs. Tyson and Goldsmith?” —Michio Kaku, author of Hyperspace and Parallel WorldsMore

  6. Book CoverThe Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet


    The New York Times bestseller: "You gotta read this. It is the most exciting book about Pluto you will ever read in your life." —Jon StewartMore

  7. Book CoverSpace Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier


    “A compelling appeal, at just the right time, for continuing to look up.”—Air & SpaceMore