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Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, planetary scientist, author, and science communicator who studied at Harvard University, the University of Texas at Austin, and Columbia University. 

In 1994, he joined the Hayden Planetarium as a staff scientist and the Princeton faculty as a visiting research scientist and lecturer.

Two years later in 1996, he became director of the planetarium and oversaw its $ 210 million ( INR 15,77.20 Cr)  reconstruction project, which was completed in 2000. 

Quick Facts

Real NameNeil deGrasse Tyson
Birth PlaceNew York City, U.S.
Birthday5th October 1958
Source of IncomeAstrophysicist, planetary scientist, author, and science communicator.
Age63 years. (As of 2021).
Father’s nameCyril deGrasse Tyson
Mother’s nameSunchita Maria Tyson
SiblingsHe has two siblings: Stephen Joseph Tyson and Lynn Antipas Tyson.
Star signLibra
ResidenceTribeca neighbourhood of Lower Manhattan.
SchoolPublic schools in the Bronx.

The Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy. 

 and The Bronx High School of Science. 
UniversityHarvard University (BA)

The University of Texas at Austin (MA)

Columbia University (MPhil, PhD)
Height6 feet 2 inches /188 cm.
Weight106.59 Kg / 235 Lbs.
Hair ColorBlack.
Eye ColorBrown
EthnicityFrom his father side, he is African-American & from his mother side, he is of Puerto Rican descent.
Marital StatusMarried ( 1988)
Wife Alice Young
ChildrenThey have two children: Miranda and Travis.
ProfessionAstrophysicist, planetary scientist, author, and science communicator.
ThesisA study of the abundance distributions along the minor axis of the Galactic bulge.
InstitutionsUniversity of Maryland, College Park

Princeton University

American Museum of Natural History.


AwardsNASA Distinguished Public Service Medal (2004).

Klopsteg Memorial Award (2007).

Public Welfare Medal (2015).
Social Media

14.5 million followers

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1.63 million subscribers

5.2 million followers
Net Worth$ 5 million (INR  37.50  Cr).
Last UpdatedDecember 2021.
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Early Life

Tyson was born on 5th October 1958  in New York City, U.S as the second child of his family to his father Cyril deGrasse Tyson (1927–2016) & mother, Sunchita Maria Tyson born 1928).

He grew up in the Castle Hill neighbourhood of the Bronx, and later in Riverdale.In The Bronx High School of Science (Class of 1976) where he was captain of the wrestling team.

Editor-in-chief of the Physical Science Journal, and graduated in 1976 His interest in astronomy started growing at the age of nine after visiting the sky theatre of the Hayden Planetarium. 

He recalled that “so strong was that imprint of the night sky that I’m certain that I had no choice in the matter, that in fact, the universe called me.” 

During high school, he attended astronomy courses offered by the Hayden Planetarium, which he called “the most formative period” of his life. 

He then studied astronomy in his teen years, and gradually gained some fame in the astronomy community by giving lectures on the subject at the age of fifteen.


He started working at the Hayden Planetarium as a staff scientist in 1994 and then gradually became director in 1996. In 1995, “Natural History” magazine listed his name to write a monthly column, and he has written for several scientific journals.

President George W. Bush chose him to serve on the Commission on the Future of the United States Aerospace Industry and the President’s Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration Policy.

He also becomes a very popular figure in pop by appearing on radio shows and late-night talk shows. He has appeared in several TV series, including “Stargate: Atlantis” (2008), “The Big Bang Theory” (2010 and 2018), “The Jim Gaffigan Show” (2016), and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (2015). Tyson has also done voiceover work in “Ice Age: Collision Course” (2016), “Family Guy” (2016), “BoJack Horseman” (2016), and “The Simpsons” (2017).

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Personal Life

He married Alice Young in 1988  the couple met in a physics class, and they have two children named Miranda and Travis. He is a wine connoisseur, and “Wine Spectator” and “The World of Fine Wine” have both featured his collection.

Awards and Honors

Distinguished Public Service Medal, a 2005 Science Writing Award, and a 2009 Isaac Asimov Award from the American Humanist Association. 

He then won a Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Reality Show Host for “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” in 2014 and was named Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive by “People” magazine in 2000.


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” The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.”

— Neil deGrasse Tyson

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” We are all connected; To each other, biologically. To the earth, chemically. To the rest of the universe atomically.”

— Neil deGrasse Tyson

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” We spend the first year of a child’s life teaching it to walk and talk and the rest of its life to shut up and sit down. There’s something wrong there.”

— Neil deGrasse Tyson


Q.What did Neil Tyson discover?

Ans:- His professional research interests include star formation, exploding stars, dwarf galaxies, and the structure of the Milky Way.

Q. Does Neil deGrasse Tyson have a PhD?

Ans:-  He has earned his BA in Physics from Harvard and his PhD in Astrophysics from Columbia.

Q.What is Neil Tyson famous for?

Ans:- He is most famous for popularizing science with such books as The Pluto Files (2009) and through his appearances on television as a talk show guest or hosting his series about science, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.

Q.Who inspired Neil deGrasse Tyson?

Ans:- He was inspired by his idol, Carl Sagan, at Cornell University. Sagan.

Q.How old is Neil Tyson?

Ans:- 63 years. (As of 2021). 

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