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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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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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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 »

Publicity Listings:

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


Alternate Names:

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

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Recognize that the very molecules that make up your body, the atoms that construct the molecules, are traceable to the crucibles that were once the centers of high mass stars that exploded their chemically rich guts into the galaxy, enriching pristine gas clouds with the chemistry of life. So that we are all connected to each other biologically, to the earth chemically and to the rest of the ... See more »

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At his high school's 20-year reunion in 1996, Tyson was voted the graduate with the "coolest job." See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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