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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) "Universe Down to Earth". New York: Columbia University Press, 1994. ISBN 023107560X 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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My great fear is that we've in fact been visited by intelligent aliens, but they chose not to make contact, on the conclusion that there's no sign of intelligent life on earth. We were sending signals out before we were doing it on purpose. Our early TV shows like 'I Love Lucy' and 'The Honeymooners' and that sort of thing - 'Howdy Doody'. These are our cultural emissaries. 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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