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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 2015-2019 StarTalk (TV Series) (executive producer - 75 episodes)
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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 | 3 Interviews | 6 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

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

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)

Spouse:

Alice Young  (2 children)
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[on what his favorite sci-fi movies are] - Deep Impact (1998) and Contact (1997). They spent a lot of time getting the science right. I'm on a crusade to get movie directors to get their science right because, more often than they believe, the science is more extraordinary than anything they can invent. See more »

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All-time favorite Broadway musical is Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice's "Jesus Christ Superstar". See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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