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Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson is the internationally recognized American astrophysicist, planetary scientist, author, and science communicator. Tyson studied at Harvard University, the University of Texas at Austin, and Columbia University. In 1994, he joined the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History as a staff scientist; in 1996, he became director of the planetarium; and since 1996, he has been its director, where he founded the Department of Astrophysics in 1997. He has been...See more