Neil deGrasse Tyson

By Josh

Who is he

Born in October 5th,1958 in New York, New York. Neil is a popular Astrophysicist who has accomplished some things. He went to Harvard for his bachelor's degree and got his Doctorate from Columbia University. He also Hosted a popular TV show called "NOVA science now" on PBS that lasted for a while. He then hosted another popular TV mini series called "Cosmos: A Space-time Odyssey" in 2014. People really loved how easily Neil could present complex concepts in a very simple and understandable way. Neil still remains popular today, even among twitter because of his humor and knowledge in his field; He is also in high demand, he gives talks around the country and sometimes appear on TV shows as a guest star. Neil has even published some books and released them to public. Because of his accomplishments, Neil has brought diversity in Astrophysics.

How he started

When Neil was nine years old he took a trip to the planetarium at the Museum of Natural History, that is where he got his first glimpse of star-gazing.


Neil then started taking classes at the planetarium when he was a teenager and got a telescope of his own, he would go to the roof of his apartment and look at the stars with it.


After all of his studying, Neil worked at Princeton University for a few years. He later landed a job at the Hayden planetarium.

Education

  • Went to Bronx High School of science
  • Studied in Harvard University
  • Got his doctorate in Columbia University

Accomplishments

  • Neil was the one who made Pluto a "Dwarf Planet"
  • Became the director of the planetarium and renovated it with $210 million dollars
  • Had a popular TV show that lasted 5 years
  • Has acquired nearly 5 million followers on twitter
  • Appeared as a guest on many popular shows