Neil deGrasse Tyson Biography
Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, science communicator, and writer. He is well-known for both his NASA work and his book publishing. He works on the television program Star Talk as a co-host.
Neil deGrasse Tyson Age
Neil deGrasse Tyson was born in New York City, New York, United States of America on October 5, 1958. He is 65 years old.
Neil deGrasse Tyson Height
Neil stands at an average height of 6 ft 2 in/.8m tall.
Neil deGrasse Tyson Family
Neil’s father sociologist Cyril deGrasse Tyson, and mother, gerontologist Sunchita Maria Tyson are his parents. His two siblings are Stephen Joseph Tyson and Lynn Antipas Tyson. He is of Afro-American and Puerto Rican descent and is an atheist. His zodiac sign is Libra.
Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Wife
Tyson and his wife, Alice Young live in the Lower Manhattan neighborhood of Tribeca. Miranda and Travis are their two children. Tyson met his wife at the University of Texas at Austin in a physics class. Miranda, the smallest of Uranus’ five major moons, was named after them when they married in 1988.
Neil deGrasse Tyson Education
Tyson enrolled in Bronx public schools and later earned a diploma from The Bronx High School of Science. Furthermore, he graduated from Harvard College with a BA in Physics and also an MA in astronomy. Furthermore, in 1989 and 1991, he received his MPhil degree in astrophysics and his Ph.D. degree in astrophysics.
Neil deGrasse Tyson Salary
Neil’s annual salary is $500,000.
Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Net Worth
Neil’s approximate net worth is $5 million.
Neil deGrasse Tyson Career
In 1994, he joined the Hayden Planetarium as a staff scientist and a visiting research scientist and lecturer at Princeton. He was named director of the planetarium in 1996, and he oversaw a $210 million reconstruction project that was completed in 2000.
Since 1996, he has served as the director of the Hayden Planetarium at New York City’s Rose Center for Earth and Space. He founded the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History in 1997 and has been a research associate in the department since 2003.
Tyson is the author of several popular astrophysics books. He began writing the “Universe” column for Natural History magazine in 1995. Tyson popularized the term “Manhattanhenge” in a column he wrote for a special edition of the magazine called “City of Stars” in 2002, to describe the two days each year when the evening sun aligns with the street grid in Manhattan, making the sunset visible along unobstructed side streets.
He coined the term in 1996, inspired by how the phenomenon resembles the sun’s solstice alignment with England’s Stonehenge monument. His column also had an impact on his work as a professor at The Great Courses.