Books

  • Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier

    Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier

    Views on the future of space travel and America’s role in that future, with topics that range from the missteps that shaped our recent history of space travel to how aliens, if they existed, might go about finding us.

    Neil deGrasse Tyson, 2012

  • The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet

    The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet

    Gathered here in one place is a record of Pluto’s rise and fall from planethood, given by way of media accounts, public forums, cartoons, and letters I received from disgruntled school children, their teachers, strongly opinionated adults, and colleagues.

    Neil deGrasse Tyson, 2009

  • Death By Black Hole, And Other Cosmic Quandaries

    Death By Black Hole, And Other Cosmic Quandaries

    Anthology of the best essays that have appeared in Natural History magazine under the title Universe.

    Neil deGrasse Tyson, 2007

  • Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution

    Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution

    Origins explores cosmic science's stunning new insights into the formation and evolution of our universe: of the cosmos, of galaxies and galaxy clusters, of stars within galaxies, of planets that orbit those stars, and of different forms of life that take us back to the first three seconds and forward through three billion years of life on Earth to today's search for life on other planets.

    Neil deGrasse Tyson & Donald Goldsmith, 2004

  • Cosmic Horizons: Astronomy at the Cutting Edge

    Cosmic Horizons: Astronomy at the Cutting Edge

    A collection of twenty contributed essays on the modern frontier of astrophysics, with commentary and historical material added by the editors. A book conceived along with the 2000 opening of the Hayden Planetarium and Rose Center for Earth and Space.

    Edited by Steven Soter & Neil deGrasse Tyson, 2001

  • One Universe: At Home in the Cosmos

    One Universe: At Home in the Cosmos

    The connections of astrophysics with everyday life. The companion book to the 2000 opening of the Hayden Planetarium and the Rose Center for Earth and Space. Visit the online version of this book, enhanced with 1,000 hyperlinks, review questions, and problem sets.

    Neil deGrasse Tyson, Charles Liu, & Robert Irion, 2000, Online Version 2002

    Winner: 2001 Science Writing Award, American Institute of Physics

  • The Sky Is Not the Limit Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist

    The Sky Is Not the Limit Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist

    Autobiographical reflections.

    Neil deGrasse Tyson, 2000

  • Just Visiting this Planet

    Just Visiting this Planet

    A collection of six years from a Q & A column written monthly for Star Date magazine. Sequel to Merlin's Tour of the Universe (see below) that contains chapters of questions about astronomy and space asked by the general public and answered through the pen name Merlin.

    Neil deGrasse Tyson, 1998

  • Universe Down to Earth

    Universe Down to Earth

    Essays on special topics in astronomy that evolved principally from invited talks and lectures delivered for introductory college astronomy classes at Columbia University, University of Maryland, and University of Texas. The book uses creative household analogies to help bring complex topics of the universe to the lay reader.

    Neil deGrasse Tyson, 1994

  • Merlin's Tour of the Universe

    Merlin's Tour of the Universe

    Thirteen chapters of questions about astronomy and space asked by the general public and answered through the pen name Merlin.

    Neil deGrasse Tyson, 1989