Astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, host of National Geographic’s “StarTalk,” bestselling author, and director of the Hayden Planetarium, spoke about astrology and how real it is. He gave a succinct answer on being asked whether astrology and star alignment has anything to do with people’s behaviour.
This query on astrology was raised by the Olympic skier, Lindsey Von.
The astrophysicist took to Twitter and posted a video with Lindsey captioned, “Yup. The one-and-only @LindseyVon asked me about astrology. I gave her a succinct answer. #AthleteasksNeil @StarTalkSports x @Uninterrupted”
In a 40 seconds video, replying to the skier Tyson said, “Lindsey, it’s harmless. If you want to believe in astrology, go right ahead. Just don’t base any decision, that relates to your health, your wealth, and your security on it”.
“Sheild all your friends from doing the same. Otherwise, what could go wrong? Basing decisions on what people thought was true about the Universe 2000 years ago. Basically, it’s all bullshit”, he further added.
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) May 28, 2020
Neil deGrasse Tyson is world-famous for spreading scientific knowledge. He also commented on SpaceX Falcon 9 launch.
In 2019, Tyson was accused of behaving inappropriately with two women in an article published in November on the website Patheos.
Later, The museum spokesman said in a statement that based on the results of the investigation, Tyson “remains an employee and director of the Hayden Planetarium” after the museum concluded its investigation into sexual misconduct accusations against him.
The statement said museum officials would not comment further “because this is a confidential personnel matter”.
Neil deGrasse Tyson was born and raised in New York City where he was educated in the public schools through his graduation from the Bronx High School of Science. Tyson went on to earn his BA in physics from Harvard and his PhD in astrophysics from Columbia.
Tyson’s professional research interests are broad but include star formation, exploding stars, dwarf galaxies, and the structure of our Milky Way. Tyson is the fifth head of the world-renowned Hayden Planetarium in New York City and the first occupant of its Frederick P. Rose Directorship. He is also a research associate of the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History.