Prize Recipient

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Neil deGrasse Tyson
Hayden Planetarium – American Museum of Natural History


"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."


Read full biography from the Hayden Planetarium

Selection Committee:

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