Heir to Sagan?

There is and was no one quite like Carl Sagan, but Neil deGrasse Tyson, head of the Planetarium of the American Museum of Natural History, seems to be making a very good try at being his heir.
Take a listen to his speech to the Commonwealth Club of California and
listen for yourself.
http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2007/03/16/midday2/

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  1. This guy is the new host of the PBS program NOVA scienceNOW and would walk around NYC greeting people answering questions and makeing pseudo-funny quips like “The Galaxy is a dangerious place, so stay on earth if you can!”
    Tyson coined the term “Manhattanhenge” to describe the two days annually on which the evening sun aligns with the cross streets of the street grid in Manhattan, making sunset visible along unobstructed side streets.
    But, as director of the Hayden Planetarium, Tyson bucked traditional thinking to keep Pluto from being referred to as the ninth planet in exhibits at the center. In 2006 the International Astronomical Union confirmed this assessment by downgrading Pluto to “dwarf planet” classification.
    So minus several BILLLLLION upon BILLLLLION points for style, in my opnion.

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