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Desktop Diaries: Neil deGrasse Tyson

Step into Neil deGrasse Tyson’s office in the Hayden Planetarium, and you’ll find that he surrounds himself with stars—van Gogh’s Starry Night on the wall, celestial-themed wine bottles on the bookshelf, a cluster of space ties. But the highlights of deGrasse Tyson’s desktop constellation are more personal: Keep an eye out for the Saturn lamp he lathed as a kid and an unusual action figure.

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Flora Lichtman

    Flora Lichtman is Science Friday’s correspondent and managing editor of video, where she makes videos for the web and chats about them on the radio. She’s the co-author of “Annoying: The Science Of What Bugs Us” (Wiley, 2011) and writes regularly for Popular Science magazine. Before coming to Science Friday, Flora worked at a NATO oceanographic lab in Italy. She graduated from Yale University with a degree in Environmental Studies.