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Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, and science communicator. Born and raised in New York City, Tyson became interested in astronomy at the age of nine after a visit to the Hayden Planetarium. After graduating from the Bronx High School of Science, where he was editor-in-chief of the Physical Science Journal, he ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Miscellaneous Crew
Nova ScienceNow
Nova ScienceNow Editorial Department
How Life Began
How Life Began Himself
The Colbert Report
The Colbert Report Himself / Himself - Guest / Herself - Guest / Himself - Director, Hayden Planetarium


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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)
 2011 Nova Science Now: How Smart Are Animals? (TV Series documentary) (executive editor - 1 episode)
 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) "Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries". New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 2007. ISBN 0393062244 See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 4 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 don't have an issue with what you do in the church, but I'm going to be up in your face if you're going to knock on my science classroom and tell me they've got to teach what you're teaching in your Sunday school. Because that's when we're going to fight. See more »


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

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