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31st Oct 2019

Can Neil deGrasse Tyson pass GCSE Physics?

Wil Jones

“This is on a Physics test!?”

Superstar astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of the most famous scientists on the planet- for two decades he has been Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York City, he hosted the hit documentary series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, and is the author of several bestselling books.

So he should be able to pass a GCSE Physics exam, right?

When Tyson was in the UK to promote his new book, Letters from an Astrophysicist, we took the opportunity to see if he could answer questions from exam papers that 16-year-olds up and down the country took last year. And it was completely plain sailing…

Letters from an Astrophysicist is out now.