Neil deGrasse Tyson


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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 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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 2011 Nova Science Now: How Smart Are Animals? (TV Series documentary) (executive editor - 1 episode)
 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 | 3 Interviews | 6 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

Facebook | Official Site | See more »

Alternate Names:

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

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

[Regarding Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)] - They all knew the mother-ship was coming, they all knew it was a flying saucer, they all knew it came from another planet through the vacuum of space. And so what do they do, to the left of that monument? They set up runway lights. And I'm thinking, if you could travel through the vacuum of space, you don't need runway lights. Runway lights ... 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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