Black History Month: Derrick Pitts

7 Feb

This post will do Dr. Derrick H. Pitts no Justice. The man has do so much that he is considered a real rocket scientist and officially calls himself a nerd. I was fortunate to meet this gentleman. He is an inspiration to Blacks, Philadelphians, and everyone that lives on Earth. People like Dr. Derrick Pitts are why a person like myself would celebrate Black History Month. He will be featured in my post to the Ben Franklin Bridge. You will get to see him in action.

Derrick H. Pitts

American astronomer. He is Chief Astronomer and Planetarium Director for the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has been named as one of the 50 most important African-Americans in research science. He is the president of the Philadelphia chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. He has made numerous television appearances, including shows such as The Colbert Report, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and Countdown with Keith Olbermann. He co-hosts a weekly radio discussion program called Skytalk on WHYY-FM Philadelphia.


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