Neil deGrasse Tyson

African-American astrophysicist and science communicator

Neil deGrasse Tyson (US: /dəˈɡræs/ or UK: /dəˈɡrɑːs/; born October 5, 1958) is an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator. He is currently the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space and a research associate in the department of astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History.

Neil deGrasse Tyson on July 20, 2009.

Tyson was born in the borough Manhattan of New York City, New York. He graduated from The Bronx High School of Science.[1] He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics from Harvard University.[1] He earned his doctorate degree in Astrophysics from Columbia University.[1] He lives in Lower Manhattan with his wife and two children.[2]

In December 2018, Tyson was accused on sexual misconduct by many female former students.[3] He said that the allegations were not true, but Fox and National Geographic announced that they would launch an investigation into the matter.[4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Stephanie Freund Lerner, Kids who Think Outside the Box: Helping Your Unique Child Thrive in a Cookie Cutter World (New York: AMACOM; London: McGraw-Hill , 2005), p. 65
  2. "Neil deGrasse Tyson biography". The Biography Channel. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  3. "Neil deGrasse Tyson Denies Misconduct Accusations". The New York Times. December 1, 2018.
  4. "Fox and NatGeo Investigating Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Neil deGrasse Tyson". Fortune. Retrieved December 1, 2018.

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