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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) "Just Visiting This Planet". New York: Main Street Books, 1998. ISBN 0385488378 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


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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I lose sleep at night wondering whether we are intelligent enough to figure out the universe. I don't know. 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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