Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson is the Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
Aside from being a very knowledgeable guy, Dr. Tyson is a top-knotch communicator. He has the rare gift of being able to break the most complicated scientific concepts down into very simple language. I started following his writing and presentations because explaining the complex in digestible language is what I always strive for.
Here are some choice selections of Dr. Tyson from YouTube. The guy really is a master of explanation, and he’s funny too.
On Death by Meteor (this one is kind of scary):
On Intelligent Design:
Who is more pro-science, Democrats or Republicans? The answer may surprise you:
My favorite book of his is Death By Black Hole and Other Cosmic Quandaries.