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Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson

  • 1958, Born in Mahattan, NY
  • 1980, Earns B.A. in Physics from Harvard University
  • 1987, Lectures in the Dept. of Astronomy at the University of Maryland
  • 1991, Earns Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Columbia University
  • 1991-1994, Is Postdoctoral Research Assoc. in Dept. of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University
  • 1994-2003, Visiting Researcher Scientist and Lecturer in Dept. of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University
  • 1994-present, Works at American Museum of Natural History – Hayden Planetarium
  • 1996, Becomes Astrophysicist & Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium
  • 2014, Narrates Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
  • 2015, Receives the U.S. National Academy of Sciences Public Welfare Medal

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* Biographical information compiled by Jeffery Jones, 2022

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