After wowing a standing-room-only crowd on Saturday, March 8 with his keynote presentation about the importance of science, space and humanity, Neil deGrasse Tyson was named Speaker of the Event at the 2014 SXSW Interactive Festival. Dr Tyson could not attend the SXSW Interactive Awards on Tuesday evening, March 11 to accept this honor — but he did create a video acceptance speech for the event. Click here to watch this brilliant 90-second acceptance speech, which is shorter but nonetheless almost as amazing as his March 8 keynote.
Also, be sure to watch Dr. Tyson's new television show "Cosmos".
Neil deGrasse Tyson photo by Patrick Ecclesine / FOX