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Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson was born on October 5, 1958 in New York City, New York, USA as Neil de Grasse Tyson. He is known for his work on Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (2014), Nova ScienceNow (2005) and How Life Began (2008). He has been married to Alice Young since 1988. They have two children. See full bio »
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 2005-2011 Nova ScienceNow (TV Series documentary) (executive editor - 67 episodes)
- What's the Next Big Thing? (2011) ... (executive editor)
- Where Did We Come From? (2011) ... (executive editor)
- How Smart are Animals? (2011) ... (executive editor)
- How Does the Brain Work? (2011) ... (executive editor)
- Can We Live Forever? (2011) ... (executive editor)
 2003-2010 Nova (TV Series documentary) (executive editor - 6 episodes)
- The Pluto Files (2010) ... (executive editor)
- Origins: Back to the Beginning (2004) ... (executive editor)
- Origins: Where Are the Aliens? (2004) ... (executive editor)
- Origins: How Life Began (2004) ... (executive editor)
- Origins: Earth Is Born (2004) ... (executive editor)
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Other Works:

(book, with Charles Tsun-Chu Liu and Robert Irion) "One Universe: At Home in the Cosmos". Washington, DC: Joseph Henry Press, 1999. ISBN 0309064880 See more »

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1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 3 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Neil deGrasse Tyson Ph.D. | Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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[T]he persistent failures of controlled, double-blind experiments to support the claims of parapsychology suggest that what's going on is nonsense rather than sixth sense. See more »


First African American director of the American Museum of Natural History's Hayden Planetarium, in New York City. Tyson is also a researcher, a professor of astrophysics at Princeton University, and a general-interest science columnist. Author of books for nonspecialists on space and the universe (listed under Other Works). See more »

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