Prize Recipient


Neil deGrasse Tyson
Hayden Planetarium – American Museum of Natural History

Citation:

"for his wide-ranging and awe-inspiring contributions to the public understanding of science, and for his passionate and effective advocacy of the values of critical scientific thinking in a democratic society."

Background:

Read full biography from the Hayden Planetarium


Selection Committee:

2017 Selection Committee Members: Yvan Bruynseraede (Chair), Don Lincoln, Ivan Schuller, Amber Stuver