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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 editor, with Steven Soter) "Cosmic Horizons: Astronomy at the Cutting Edge". New York: New Press, 2001. ISBN 1565846028 See more »

Publicity Listings:

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


Alternate Names:

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

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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We should not be ashamed of not having answers to all questions yet. ... I'm perfectly happy staring somebody in the face saying, 'I don't know yet, and we've got top people working on it.' The moment you feel compelled to provide an answer, then you're doing the same thing that the religious community does: providing answers to every possible question. See more »

Trivia:

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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