Neil deGrasse Tyson is a astrophysicist and author. Since 1996, Tyson has been the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York. The center is part of the American Museum of Natural History and Tyson founded the Department of Astrophysics in 1997 and has been a research associate since 2003.
Neil deGrasse Tyson was born and raised in New York City where he was educated in the public schools through his graduation from Bronx High School of Science. Tyson went on to earn his BA in Physics from Harvard and his PhD in Astrophysics from Columbia.
Tyson’s professional research interests are broad, but include star formation, exploding stars, dwarf galaxies, and the structure of our Milky Way.
Recently Tyson served as executive editor and on-camera host and narrator for Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey, the 21st century continuation of Carl Sagan’s landmark television series. The show began in March 2014 and ran thirteen episodes in primetime on the FOX network, and appeared in 181 countries in 45 languages around the world on the National Geographic Channels. Cosmos won four Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award, two Critics Choice awards, as well as a dozen other industry recognitions.