Speaking to a packed alumni audience June 9, 2012 during Reunion Weekend, Bill Nye '77, best known as the host of the popular children's show "Bill Nye the Science Guy," spoke of his lifelong interest in science, his work developing sundials for the Mars rovers, the solar clock he designed for Rhodes Hall and his current work at The Planetary Society.

As CEO of The Planetary Society, a nonprofit focused on exploring the solar system and the search for extraterrestrial life, Nye works on such projects as sending life to Mars and developing methods to deflect asteroids passing close to Earth.

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