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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 »

Known For

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Miscellaneous Crew
(2014)
The Universe
The Universe Himself - American Museum of Natural History / Himself - Astrophysicist, American Museum of Natural History / Himself - American Museum of Natural HJistory
(2007-2008)
Nova ScienceNow
Nova ScienceNow Editorial Department
(2005-2011)
How Life Began
How Life Began Himself
(2008)

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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 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 | 3 Interviews | 5 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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[A]s they are currently practiced, there is no common ground between science and religion. ... Although just as in hostage negotiations, it's probably best to keep both sides talking to each other. See more »

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Has two children: a son named Travis, and a daughter named Miranda. See more »

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Libra

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