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Neil deGrasse Tyson Biography

Birth Place:
Bronx, New York, United States
Profession
Astrophysicist, host

Fast Facts

  • At the age of 14, won a scholarship from the Explorers Club for a cruise on the S
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  • Canberra to Mauritania to see a solar eclipse
  • Was the captain of the wrestling team and editor of the physical science journal at his high school
  • As a senior in high school, was invited by Carl Sagan to visit him at Cornell University
  • In 1996, became the Frederick P
  • Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York
  • In 1997, founded the Astrophysics Department at the American Museum of Natural History
  • Served as a presidential adviser when appointed by George W
  • Bush to a commission on the future of the aerospace industry in 2001
  • In 2004, published a memoir, The Sky Is Not the Limit
  • Was named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2007
  • Is an avid collector of writing instruments

Awards

  • 2018Emmy-Outstanding Informational Series or Special: nominated
  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Informational Series or Special: nominated
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Informational Series or Special: nominated
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Narrator: nominated
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Informational Series or Special: nominated
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Narrator: nominated
  • 2014Critics' Choice Television Awards-Best Reality Host: winner
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series: nominated

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