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Neil deGrasse Tyson

Born: 5-Oct-1958
Birthplace: New York City

Gender: Male
Religion: Agnostic
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Astronomer, Physicist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Astrophysicist

Director of the Hayden Planetarium, and since 2005 host of PBS's NOVA ScienceNOW.

Father: Cyril deGrasse Tyson
Mother: Sunchita Tyson
Brother: (older)
Sister: Lynn Tyson (Dell Computers executive)
Wife: Alice Young (m. 1988, 2 children)
Daughter: Miranda
Son: Travis

    High School: Bronx High School of Science, Bronx, NY (1976)
    University: BA Physics, Harvard University (1980)
    University: MA Astronomy, University of Texas at Austin (1983)
    University: PhD Astrophysics, Columbia University (1991)
    Scholar: University of Maryland (1987)
    Scholar: Princeton University

    American Astronomical Society
    American Museum of Natural History Director, Hayden Planetarium
    American Physical Society
    Center for the Study of Science and Religion Physical Science Advisory Board
    Committee for Skeptical Inquiry Fellow
    CSICOP
    Harlem Educational Activities Fund, Inc. Board of Directors
    National Academy of Sciences
    National Research Council
    Planetary Society Board of Directors
    Asteroid Namesake 13123 Tyson

Official Website:
http://www.haydenplanetarium.org/tyson/


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