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Neil deGrasse Tyson remains head of the Hayden Planetarium after investigating sexual misconduct



Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will retain his post as head of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York after the museum completes its investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against him. A spokesman for the museum said Tyson was "still an associate and director of the Hayden Planetarium," based on the findings of the investigation.

The statement said that museum officials would not comment further, "because this is a confidential personal matter."

Tyson In an article by Patheos published in November last year, Katelyn Allers, a professor of physics and astronomy at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania, was accused of acting inappropriately on her dress with two women while serving her Solar System tattoo explored to see if it contained Pluto. Allers said the behavior was "scary".

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The second case concerned Ashley Watson, who had quit her job as assistant to Tyson on the Fox television program "Cosmos" last year after saying that his behavior was inappropriate.

In one case, Watson Tyson invited her into his apartment and told her he wanted to hug her, but if he did, he would "just want more" by mistake.

Fox Broadcasting and National Geographic have authorized Tyson to return to air in his television series "StarTalk" and "Cosmos" earlier this year after investigating the same allegations.


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