Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Wiki Biography

Neil deGrasse Tyson was born on 5 October 5 1958, in Manhattan, New York City USA, and is a science communicator, cosmologist and astrophysicist. Neil is best known, and became easily recognised among audiences, after the radio and television series “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage” (1980), and hosting such popular TV shows as “Nova Science Now” (2006 – 2011), “Star Trek” (2009 – present), and  “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” (2014). At present he works as a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History in the department of astrophysics, and the head of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space.

So just how rich is Neil deGrasse Tyson, as of early 2018? Sources have estimated that the overall amount of Neil’s net worth is over $2 million, accumulated from his work in the area of astrophysics, including related TV and radio shows.

Neil was interested in astronomy from early childhood, including doing well at the Bronx High School, even becoming the editor of the Physical Science Journal, and at fifteen years of age he was giving lectures on astronomy in the astronomy community. He graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1980, with a Master of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin in 1983, and subsequently with both a Master of Philosophy and a Doctorate of Philosophy in astrophysics from Columbia University. Tyson targeted his research on the specific topics of stellar formation, bulges, galactic astronomy, stellar evolution and cosmology. He has worked with authority at various institutions, including the Hayden Planetarium, the American Museum of Natural History, Princeton University and the University of Maryland, all contributing to his net worth.

Neil is constantly advocating spreading and increasing NASA operations, and systematically appears in the mass-media as a science communicator. He has published a number of books and scientific publications, and during his career he has received many awards and honours, among which the most important are the Medal of Excellence, Columbia University, New York City (2001), NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal (2004), Science Writing Award (2005), Klopsteg Memorial Award winner (2007), Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award from the Space Foundation (2009), Isaac Asimov Award from the American Humanist Association (2009) and Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Reality Show Host (2014). Neil has been valued and honoured in every field of his work, no matter whether it is pure science or an entertaining program on TV – he spreads his spirituality, charisma and knowledge everywhere.

In his personal life, in 1988 Neil deGrasse Tyson married  Alice Young, who he met while studying at the University of Texas: they have two daughters. Neil de Grasse Tyson is always described as a spiritual person, and he has spread his views about spirituality of science in his works. He has also conveyed messages about racial and social justice during his interviews, as he is well known and the most visible, as well as a black- skinned person. He usually emphasizes the importance of being empathetic, and is also an activist of the PETA organization, which fights for animal rights.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Quick Info

Full NameNeil deGrasse Tyson
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 5, 1958
Place Of BirthManhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
ProfessionAstronomer, Writer, Astrophysicist, Author, Actor, Television Editor, Science communicator, Headmaster of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space
EducationBronx High School of Science, Harvard University, University of Texas at Austin, Columbia University
SpouseAlice Young (m. 1988)
ChildrenMiranda Tyson, Travis Tyson
ParentsCyril deGrasse Tyson, Sunchita Feliciano Tyson, Cyril deGrasse Tyson, Sunchita Feliciano Tyson
SiblingsStephen Tyson, Lynn Tyson, Stephen Tyson, Lynn Tyson
NicknamesDr. Neil Tyson , Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson , Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson , Neil deGrasse Tyson PhD , Neil de Grasse Tyson
AwardsMedal of Excellence (Columbia University, New York City, 2001), NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal (2004), Science Writing Award (2005), Klopsteg Memorial Award winner (2007), Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award (Space Foundation, 2009), Isaac Asimov Award (American Humanist Association, 20…
AlbumsMiles from Tomorrowland (2017), Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow (2017, video game), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Lazer Team (2015), Gravity Falls (2014), Stargate: Atlantis (2008)
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Narrator/Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series/Outstanding Informational Series Or Special, Shorty Award for Best Podcast
MoviesNova ScienceNow (2005 – 2011), Star Trek (2009 – present), Miles from Tomorrowland (2017), Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow (2017, video game), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Lazer Team (2015), Gravity Falls (2014), Stargate: Atlantis (2008)
TV ShowsCosmos: A Personal Voyage (1980), Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (2014), Nova Science Now: How Smart Are Animals? (2011), Nova (TV Series documentary, 2003-2010), The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015-2018), The Jim Gaffigan Show (2016)

Neil deGrasse Tyson Quotes

  • 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.
  • [on if religion and science have an inherent conflict between them] – Most religious people in America, fully embrace science. So the argument that religion has some issue with science applies to a small fraction of those who declare that they are religious. They just happen to be a very vocal fraction so you got the impression that there are more of them than there actually is. It’s actually the minority of religious people who rejects science or feel threatened by it or want to sort of undo or restrict where science can go. The rest, you know, are just fine with science. And has been that way ever since the beginning. And by the way, there’s no tradition of scientists knocking down the door, the Sunday school door, telling the preacher what to teach. There’s no tradition of scientists picketing outside of churches nor should there be some [emergent] tradition of religious fundamentalists trying to change the curriculum in the science classroom. There’s been a happy coexistence for centuries. And for that to change now would be unfortunate. Because I’ve seen this happen in other nations and the other states where the consequences are that you just basically recede back to the cave because that’s where you land when you undermine the scientific and technological innovations that come about when you’re a properly trained scientist or technologist. Consider also that in America, 40% of American scientists are religious. So this notion that there’s some… that if you’re a scientist, you’re an atheist or if you’re religious, you’re not a scientist, that’s just empirically false. It’s an empirically false statement. And what I mean by religious is that you can pose the question in a way that is unambiguous. You don’t ask, well, do you go to church every Sunday ’cause plenty of people go to church, like, just for the pie, you know, or the social scene after the service. You ask people, do you pray to [a person or] God. If you say yes to that, you’re religious by, presumably, anybody’s standards of your conduct. And it’s the yes to that question that applies to 40% of scientists. So, there’re plenty of atheists who are scientists or not scientists. There maybe a conflict but many people in this country coexist in both worlds.
  • This present-day version of God of the gaps goes by a fresh name: intelligent design. … Instead, why not tally all those things whose design … reflect[s] the absence of intelligence?
  • Science is a philosophy of discovery. Intelligent design is a philosophy of ignorance.
  • Another practice that isn’t science is embracing ignorance. Yet it’s fundamental to the philosophy of intelligent design: I don’t know what this is … So it must be the product of a higher intelligence.
  • [T]he persistent failures of controlled, double-blind experiments to support the claims of parapsychology suggest that what’s going on is nonsense rather than sixth sense.
  • To the scientist, the universality of physical laws makes the cosmos a marvelously simple place. By comparison, human nature-the psychologist’s domain-is infinitely more daunting.
  • Emotional truths woven by lawyers in the court of law are apparently more important than the truths of actual events. I have grown to fear for those whose innocence became trapped within the legal system.
  • [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 are if you’re using air for lift. Aliens would not need air for lift.
  • So what is true for life itself is no less true for the universe: knowing where you came from is no less important than knowing where you are going.
  • I don’t have an issue with what you do in the church, but I’m going to be up in your face if you’re going to knock on my science classroom and tell me they’ve got to teach what you’re teaching in your Sunday school. Because that’s when we’re going to fight.
  • We should not be ashamed of not having answers to all questions yet. … I’m perfectly happy staring somebody in the face saying, ‘I don’t know yet, and we’ve got top people working on it.’ The moment you feel compelled to provide an answer, then you’re doing the same thing that the religious community does: providing answers to every possible question.
  • Whenever people have used religious documents to make accurate predictions about our base knowledge of the physical world, they have been famously wrong.
  • [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.
  • I lose sleep at night wondering whether we are intelligent enough to figure out the universe. I don’t know.
  • [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.
  • Ever since there have been people, there have been explorers, looking in places where other hadn’t been before. Not everyone does it, but we are part of a species where some members of the species do, to the benefit of us all.
  • If that’s how you wanna invoke your evidence for god, then god is an ever receding pocket of scientific ignorance, thats getting smaller, smaller and smaller as time goes on.
  • When your reasons for believing something are justified ad hoc, you are left susceptible to further discoveries undermining the rationale for that belief.
  • One thing is for certain: the more profoundly baffled you have been in your life, the more open your mind becomes to new ideas.
  • I am proud to be part of a species where a subset of its members willingly put their lives at risk to push the boundaries of our existence.
  • What are the lessons to be learned from this journey of the mind “through the universe”? That humans are emotionally fragile, perennially gullible, hopelessly ignorant masters of an insignificantly small speck in the cosmos. Have a nice day.
  • Science is something to be proud of, it allows us to understand the world in spite of ourselves.
  • Where ignorance lurks, so too do the frontiers of discovery and imagination.
  • The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.
  • Recognize that the very molecules that make up your body, the atoms that construct the molecules, are traceable to the crucibles that were once the centers of high mass stars that exploded their chemically rich guts into the galaxy, enriching pristine gas clouds with the chemistry of life. So that we are all connected to each other biologically, to the earth chemically and to the rest of the universe atomically. That’s kinda cool! That makes me smile and I actually feel quite large at the end of that. It’s not that we are better than the universe, we are part of the universe. We are in the universe and the universe is in us.
  • The more your ideas are untestable, either in principle or in practice, the less useful they are to the advance of science.

Neil deGrasse Tyson Important Facts

  • Has two children: a son named Travis, and a daughter named Miranda.
  • First African American director of the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium, in New York City. Tyson is also a researcher, a professor of astrophysics at Princeton University, and a general-interest science columnist. Author of books for nonspecialists on space and the universe (listed under Other Works).
  • At his high school’s 20-year reunion in 1996, Tyson was voted the graduate with the “coolest job.”

Neil deGrasse Tyson Filmography

Nova ScienceNow2005-2011TV Series documentary executive editor – 67 episodesEditorial Department
Nova Science Now: How Smart Are Animals?2011TV Series documentary executive editor – 1 episodeEditorial Department
Nova2003-2010TV Series documentary executive editor – 6 episodesEditorial Department
StarTalk2015-2016TV Series executive producer – 20 episodesProducer
The Boundary2016Short completedDr. Neil deGrasse TysonActor
The Simpsons2017TV SeriesNeil deGrasse TysonActor
The Jim Gaffigan Show2016TV SeriesNeil deGrasse TysonActor
BoJack Horseman2016TV SeriesPlanetarium NarratorActor
Ice Age: Collision Course2016Neil deBuck Weasel (voice)Actor
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice2016Neil deGrasse TysonActor
Zoolander 22016Neil deGrasse TysonActor
Family Guy2016TV SeriesNeil deGrasse TysonActor
Brooklyn Nine-Nine2015TV SeriesNeil deGrasse TysonActor
Lazer Team2015Neil deGrasse TysonActor
StarTalk2015TV SeriesHost / HimselfActor
Gravity Falls2014TV SeriesSmart WaddlesActor
Dark Universe2013ShortNarratorActor
The Big Bang Theory2010TV SeriesNeil deGrasse TysonActor
Stargate: Atlantis2008TV SeriesNeil deGrasse TysonActor
Nova ScienceNow2005-2008TV Series documentary 7 episodesEditor
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey2014TV Mini-Series documentary executive science editor – 1 episodeMiscellaneous
102 Minutes That Changed America2008TV Movie documentary footageMiscellaneous
Seeing in the Dark2007TV Movie documentary advisorMiscellaneous
David2014Short very special thanksThanks
The Astronomer2012Documentary short inspirational thanksThanks
All Things Shining2012inspirational thanksThanks
What’s a Podcast? A Documentary Film2016Documentary post-productionHimselfSelf
Wayne Shorter: Zero Gravity2017DocumentaryHimselfSelf
StarTalk2015-2017TV SeriesHimself / Host / Himself – HostSelf
Garbage Time with Katie Nolan2017TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Mars Generation2017DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Match Game2017TV SeriesHimself – Celebrity PanelistSelf
Jeopardy!2008-2017TV SeriesHimself – Video Clue Presenter / Himself – Clue GiverSelf
Jay Leno’s Garage2016TV Series documentaryHimself – AstrophysicistSelf
The Kennedy Show2016TV SeriesHimself – PhysicistSelf
CBS This Morning2014-2016TV SeriesHimself – Author / Himself – Astrophysicist / Himself / …Self
Food Evolution2016DocumentaryNarratorSelf
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2015-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself – GuestSelf
Conan2015-2016TV SeriesHimself – Astrophysicist / Himself – Guest / Himself – Star Talk HostSelf
Regular Show in Space2016TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The View2015-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself – AstrophysicistSelf
Scrat: Spaced Out2016Video shortHimself – NarratorSelf
Future-Worm!2016TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2016TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Órbita Laika: La Nueva Generación2016TV SeriesHimself – IntervieweeSelf
2016 Creative Arts Emmys2016TV MovieHimself – Presenter: Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance / Outstanding Short Form Animated Program / Outstanding Animated Program and Outstanding Individual Achievement in AnimationSelf
Chelsea2016TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Late Late Show with James Corden2016TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Tavis Smiley2007-2016TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Today2015-2016TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Real Time with Bill Maher2011-2016TV SeriesHimself – Guest / Himself – Author, ‘Space Chronicles’ / Himself – Panelist / …Self
Fight for Space2016DocumentaryHimself – AstrophysicistSelf
Ro’s Life2016TV Series shortHimselfSelf
Zoolander No. 2: Believe in Your Selfie2016Video shortHimselfSelf
Zoolander No. 2: Go Big or Go Rome2016Video documentary shortHimselfSelf
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore2015-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself – PanelistSelf
For the Love of Spock2016DocumentaryHimselfSelf
CinemaSins2016TV SeriesHimselfSelf
MythBusters2016TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
100 Things to Do Before High School2016TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Ares: Our Greatest Adventure2016Video shortHimselfSelf
Sports Jeopardy!2015TV SeriesHimself – Clue GiverSelf
Climate Change in the Pacific2015TV Mini-Series documentaryNarratorSelf
2015 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2015TV MovieHimself – Presenter: Outstanding Children’s Program / Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program / Outstanding Animated Program / …Self
Charlie Rose1998-2015TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
The Weekly with Charlie Pickering2015TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Larry King Now2013-2015TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
On the Money2015TV SeriesHimself – AstrophysicistSelf
The Daily Show2007-2015TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Hubble’s Cosmic Journey2015TV Movie documentaryHimself – Narrator (voice)Self
60 Minutes2015TV Series documentaryHimself – Astrophysicist (segment “Starstruck”)Self
Hot Sugar’s Cold World2015DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Nerdy Nummies2015TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Painting the Way to the Moon2015DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Painting the Way to the Moon2014TV Movie documentarySelf
The Colbert Report2005-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself – Guest / Herself – Guest / …Self
Saving My Tomorrow2014TV Series documentaryNarrator / HimselfSelf
HuffPost Live Conversations2014TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey – The Voyage Continues2014Video documentary shortHimself – HostSelf
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself – HostSelf
This Is Not a Ball2014DocumentaryHimselfSelf
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Everything Wrong with…2014TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Good Morning Today2014TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Fox and Friends2014TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Last Call with Carson Daly2014TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Good Day L.A.2014TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Moyers & Company2014TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Overheard2014TV SeriesHimself – intervieweeSelf
Chris Hardwick’s All-Star Celebrity Bowling2013TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Stuff You Should Know2013TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell2012TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
P.O.V.2012TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
John Carter: 100 Years in the Making2012Video documentary shortHayden Planetarium DirectorSelf
Undaunted: The Forgotten Giants of the Allegheny Observatory2012DocumentaryHimselfSelf
On the Verge2012TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
Rock Center with Brian Williams2012TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries2012TV Series documentaryHimself – Host / Host – PresenterSelf
The Mo’Nique Show2011TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009-2011TV SeriesHimself – Guest / HimselfSelf
Nova ScienceNow2005-2011TV Series documentaryHimself – Host / HimselfSelf
The Reality of Me (TROM)2011DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Nova Science Now: How Smart Are Animals?2011TV Series documentaryHimself – HostSelf
The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers2010TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Nova2004-2010TV Series documentaryHimself / Narrator / Host / …Self
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian – Secret Doors and Scientists, Behind-the-Scenes of The American Museum of Natural History2009Video shortHimselfSelf
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2009TV SeriesHimself – Guest ExpertSelf
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2009TV SeriesHimselfSelf
400 Years of the Telescope2009DocumentaryNarrator (voice)Self
Einstein2008/IITV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
D.L. Hughley Breaks the News2008TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Horizon2008TV Series documentaryHimself – American Museum of Natural HistorySelf
How Life Began2008TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
The Universe2007-2008TV Series documentaryHimself – American Museum of Natural History / Himself – Astrophysicist, American Museum of Natural History / Himself – American Museum of Natural HJistorySelf
Late Night with Conan O’Brien2007TV SeriesHimself – GuestSelf
Last Days on Earth2006TV Movie documentaryHimself – Astrophysicist: American Museum of Natural History (as Neil deGrasse Tyson Ph.D.)Self
My Favorite Universe2003TV Series documentarySelf
Window to the Universe2000TV Movie documentaryHimselfSelf
Closer to Truth2000TV SeriesHimselfSelf
BreakThrough: The Changing Face of Science in America1996TV Mini-Series documentaryHimselfSelf
The Atheist Delusion2016Video documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
An Open Letter to Neil DeGrasse Tyson Regarding the Flat Earth2016Video shortHimselfArchive Footage
Ro’s Life2016TV Series shortHimselfArchive Footage
The Drunken Peasants2015TV SeriesHimselfArchive Footage
60 Minutes2015TV Series documentaryHimself – Astrophysicist (segment “Starstruck”)Archive Footage
Design(er)2014TV SeriesHimselfArchive Footage
The Comfort Zone2013-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself – AstrophysicistArchive Footage
Europa Report2013Himself (uncredited)Archive Footage

Neil deGrasse Tyson Awards

2014Critics’ Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Reality HostCosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (2014)Won
2014Critics’ Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Reality HostCosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (2014)Nominated