Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator. He is popular for his work on NASA, for publishing different books as well. He is a co-host of the series Star Talk.

Early Life

He was born into the world on October 5, 1958, in New York City, New York, United State of America. As of 2021, he is 62 years old. His father’s name is Cyril deGrasse Tyson who was Sociologist and his mother’s name is Sunchita Maria Tyson who was a gerontologist. He has two siblings name Stephen Joseph Tyson and Lynn Antipas Tyson. He belongs to Afro American Puerto Rican ethnicity and is known to be an atheist. His Zodiac sign is Libra.

Taking about his education he enrolled at the public schools in the Bronx. Later he graduated from The Bronx High School of Science. Moreover, the graduates on BA in Physic at Harvard College. Later, he gets an MA degree in astronomy. Moreover, he gets his Mphill degree in astrophysics and Ph.D. degree in astrophysics respectively in 1989 and 1991.

Professional Life

Career as Scientist

He started his career by researching cosmology, galactic astronomy, and subject-related astrology. He has held positions at the University of Maryland, Princeton University, the American Museum of Natural History. In 1994, he joined the Hayden Planetarium as a researcher while he was an exploration member at Princeton University.

As chief, he looks after the planetarium’s $210 million projects, which finished in 2000. In 2001, U.S. President George Bush appointed Tyson to serve the Commission on the Future of the United States Aerospace Industry and in 2004 to serve on the President’s Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration Policy, the last also called the “Moon, Mars, and Beyond” commission.

As a TV series host

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Caption: Neil deGrasse Tyson singer late Mary Wilson (Sources: Instagram)

In 2006, he along with International Astronomical Union affirmed this appraisal by changing Pluto to the dwarf planet arrangement. Tyson has been President, and administrator of the leading body of The Planetary Society. He was additionally the host of the PBS program Nova ScienceNow until 2011. He was a speaker at the Beyond Belief: Science, Religion, Reason, and Survival conference in November 2006. In May 2009, Tyson started a program called StarTalk along with a comedian.

As an Author

As an author, he publishes any book on astrology such as Merlin’s Tour of the Universe (1st ed. 1989; 2nd ed. 1998), Just Visiting This Planet (1998), One Universe: At Home in the Cosmos, (2000), City of Stars: A New Yorker’s Guide to the Cosmos (2002), My Favorite Universe (2003). Moreover, his well-recognized books are Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries (2007), The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet (2009).

Other than that other books are Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier (2012), Welcome to the Universe: An Astrophysical Tour (co-authored with Michael A. Strauss (2016), Astrophysics for People in a Hurry (2017), Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military (2018), Letters from an Astrophysicist (2019).

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Caption: Neil deGrasse Tyson new book Letters from an Astrophysicist (Sources: Instagram)

Net Worth and Achievements

He has an estimated net worth of around $5 million as of 2021. His sources of income are involving research, appointed in different positions, TV shows host, and selling books. Other than that there is no data on his other assets and salaries.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Caption: Neil deGrasse Tyson Net Worth (Sources: Instagram)

He has won many awards throughout his career. Some of the major awards are Medal of Excellence, Columbia University, New York City (2001), NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal (2004), Science Writing Award(2005), Isaac Asimov Award from the American Humanist Association (2009), Dunlap Prize (2014), Public Welfare Medal from the National Academy of Sciences, Cosmos Award, Planetary Society (2015), Hubbard Medal, National Geographic Society, Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication, Starmus, Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album nomination for Astrophysics for People in a Hurry (2017).

Personal Life

He is straight and married to his wife Alice Young in 1988. The couple first met in the physic class at the University of Texas at Austin. Together they have two children Mirinda and Travis. Moreover, he is a wine enthusiast. Other than that there is no data of his other affairs and relationship.

However, he was accused of sexual misconduct by four women. At first Thchiya Amet El Maat accused him of drugging and raping while both studied at UT Austin in 1984. Later on, in 2009, Katelyn Allers accused him of inappositely touching her in the American Astronomical Society gathering.

Again, in 2018, his assistant Ashley Watson accused him of inappropriate sexual advances which eventually makes her leave the position. Another was an anonymous woman accused him that he gave inappropriate comments at a holiday party at the American Museum of Natural History. However, he denied the rape of El Maat and told others misinterpreted and apologized to them.

Body Measurement and Social Media

Neil deGrasse Tyson is 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall and has a bodyweight of 84 Kg (185 lbs). However, another chest, waist, and bicep are not known. He has a pair of dark brown eyes and dark brown hair color.

He is active in social media. His Instagram account @neildegrassetyson has more than 1.5 million followers and his Twitter account @neiltyson has more than 14.5 million followers. Moreover, his Facebook account Neil deGrasse Tyson has more than 5.2 million followers. His talk show Startalk has more than 1.4 million subscribers.