15 Facts About Neil Degrasse Tyson

1. Neil Degrasse Tyson studied at Harvard University, the University of Texas at Austin, and Columbia University.

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2. In 1994, Neil Degrasse Tyson joined the Hayden Planetarium as a staff scientist while he was a research affiliate in Princeton University.

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3. In 2004, Neil Degrasse Tyson hosted the four-part Origins miniseries of the PBS Nova series, and, with Donald Goldsmith, co-authored the companion volume for this series, Origins: Fourteen Billion Years Of Cosmic Evolution.

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4. In 2007, Neil Degrasse Tyson was chosen to be a regular on The History Channel's popular series The Universe.

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5. In May 2009, Neil Degrasse Tyson launched a one-hour radio talk show called StarTalk, which he co-hosted with comedian Lynne Koplitz.

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6. In 2012, Neil Degrasse Tyson announced that he would appear in a YouTube series based on his radio show StarTalk.

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7. On February 28, 2014, Neil Degrasse Tyson was a celebrity guest at the White House Student Film Festival.

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8. In 2014, Neil Degrasse Tyson helped revive Carl Sagan's Cosmos: A Personal Voyage television series, presenting Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey on both FOX and the National Geographic Channel.

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9. Neil Degrasse Tyson's fulfilling a really important role out there.

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10. In 2005, at a conference at the National Academy of Sciences, Neil Degrasse Tyson responded to a question about whether genetic differences might keep women from working as scientists.

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11. On March 8, 2014, Neil Degrasse Tyson made a SXSW Interactive keynote presentation at the Austin Convention Center.

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12. In 2016, Neil Degrasse Tyson narrated and was a script supervisor for the science documentary, Food Evolution, directed by Academy Award nominated director Scott Hamilton Kennedy.

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13. In 2017, Neil Degrasse Tyson appeared on Logic's album Everybody as God, uncredited on various tracks, and credited on the song "AfricAryaN" as well as on "The Moon" on Musiq Soulchild's album Feel the Real.

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14. In 2018, Neil Degrasse Tyson made a second guest appearance on The Big Bang Theory as himself, together with fellow television personality Bill Nye, in the first episode of the show's final season.

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15. In what Neil Degrasse Tyson described as a Native American handshake, he held her hand and looked her in the eye for ten seconds.

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