The Great Planet Debate

The great planet debate

Dr. Mark Sykes of the Planetary Science Institute and Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson debate the nature of planethood with moderator Ira Flatow.

Commonwealth Club of California Science Talk

Commonwealth Club Talk

A talk on Death By Black Hole which touches on a variety of issues in astrophysics and space exploration.

Commonwealth Club: Pluto and Planethood

Commonwealth Club science talk

Neil deGrasse Tyson confesses to his role in the Pluto dispute.

Pluto's Requiem

The story of Pluto's demotion from planethood and how a similar fate was dealt to other small bodies in the Solar System in centuries past.

The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Interviewed on PBS's NewsHour with Jim Lehrer regarding the International Astronomical Union's debate on Pluto's planethood.

Point of Inquiry: The Sky Is Not the Limit


In this interview with DJ Grothe, Dr. Tyson discusses Pluto and planethood, life elsewhere in the universe, Intelligent Design, and eloquently explains how parents may foster an appreciation for science in children.

The Colbert Report

Colbert Report

Stephen challenges the notion of Pluto's planetness.

Jack Mangan's Deadpan Interview

Interview on Jack Mangan's Deadpan about Pluto, life in the universe, Galileo, and religion.

The Colbert Report

Colbert Report

Stephen cannot comprehend the big bang and instead yields to intelligent design.

Living On Earth: Celestial Update

Living On Earth

Scientists are talking about a newly discovered object that’s larger than Pluto, the possibility of an asteroid hitting Earth, and what we can do about it.

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