Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson


Neil deGrasse Tyson who is an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator born on October 5, 1958, In New York City, U.S.

Family Background:

He is the son of Cyril DeGrasse Tyson and his wife Sunchita Feliciano Tyson. His father was a sociologist, human resource commissioner for New York City mayor and his mother was a gerontologist for the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.

Personal Life:

He met Alice Young in a physics class at the University of Texas. The couple got married in 1988 and was blessed with two children.


He had attended several public schools in New York City before enrolling at the Bronx High School of Science. He graduated in 1976. He had moved on to the University of Texas at Austin for his graduate work and received a Master of Arts in astronomy in 1983.


In 1986, He had been appointed as a lecturer in astronomy at the University of Maryland. He remained there only till 1987 and had been accepted into Columbia University the next year. After two years of rigorous research, He had been awarded a Doctorate of Philosophy in astrophysics in 1991. The US President George Bush had appointed Tyson as a member of the 12-member commission to study the Future of the US Aerospace Industry in 2001. Working along with the other members, he played a key role in the publication of the final report in 2002 which contained recommendations for the government on optimizing the future of space exploration and national security. President Bush once again appointed him in 2004 to serve on a 9-member commission to the Implementation of the United States Space Exploration Policy. In 2009, He had again collaborated with Donald Goldsmith as the narrator on the documentary ‘400 Years of the Telescope’ which premiered on PBS.

Unknown Facts:

  • In 2014 he has expressed his disbelief in God or “any divine force that operates the universe

Master Stroke:

  • He had been named the ‘Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive’ by ‘People Magazine’ in 2000.

Awards and Achievements:

  • In 2004, He received the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal.

What can we learn from Him??

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