9 questions for Neil deGrasse Tyson – Updated by Sean Illing Mar 25, 2017, 9:30am EDT


The astrophysicist on curiosity, bad intellectual habits, and reading National Review.

Javier Zarracina

This week, Neil deGrasse Tyson — astrophysicist, author, and director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City — answers our questions.

What’s the first piece of media you consume every day?

The weather on my smartphone. Next, New York Times articles forwarded to me by my wife.

Name a writer or publication you disagree with but still read.

The National Review, on occasion. An attempt to understand the brain wiring of as many points of view as I can.

Who is the person who has most influenced the way you think? 

Isaac Newton.

When was the last time you changed your mind about something?

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