Bill Nye has launched a new miniseries on YouTube called 'Why With Nye' that covers the Juno mission to Jupiter. The series debuted online on Tuesday but has since been suspended during the shutdown.
Bill Nye is back. He is back with a purple lab coat, a spotted bow tie, and serious, levelheaded science packaged in zaniness.
Mr. Nye, now the CEO of the Planetary Society, has launched a new miniseries on YouTube called "Why With Nye” that covers the Juno mission to Jupiter. The series debuted online on Tuesday, with an episode explaining the Juno’s Earth pass-by, expected a day later.
“Why With Nye features legendary educator and entertainer Bill Nye demystifying the cutting-edge science behind NASA's groundbreaking Juno mission to Jupiter,” according to the THNKR channel, where the series is hosted.
Nye, a former mechanical engineer at Boeing, was the host of “Bill Nye the Science Guy” from 1992 to 1996. Since then, he has emerged as a public defender of science, a bulwark against efforts to put creationism in schools and the idea that climate change is not happening. And even after giving up the “Science Guy” mantle, he has remained a popular educator and entertainer with a gift for explaining complicated science with a dose of goofiness.