Neil deGrasse Tyson

1958 - Today

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Neil deGrasse Tyson (US: or UK: ; born October 5, 1958) is an American astrophysicist, planetary scientist, author, and science communicator. Tyson studied at Harvard University, the University of Texas at Austin, and Columbia University. From 1991 to 1994, he was a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Neil deGrasse Tyson has received more than 11,047,698 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Neil deGrasse Tyson is the 19th most popular astronomer (up from 24th in 2019), the 337th most popular biography from United States (up from 358th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular American Astronomer.

Neil deGrasse Tyson is most famous for being an astrophysicist, science communicator, and science popularizer. He is the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City.

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Among astronomers, Neil deGrasse Tyson ranks 19 out of 532Before him are Ole Rømer, Carl Sagan, Ja'far al-Sadiq, Giovanni Domenico Cassini, Edmond Halley, and Charles Messier. After him are Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi, Avempace, Robert Woodrow Wilson, Aryabhata, Roger Joseph Boscovich, and Giuseppe Piazzi.

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Among people born in 1958, Neil deGrasse Tyson ranks 5Before him are Michael Jackson, Madonna, Andrea Bocelli, and Ursula von der Leyen. After him are Gary Oldman, Tim Burton, Sharon Stone, Viggo Mortensen, Michelle Pfeiffer, Albert II, Prince of Monaco, and Prince.

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Among people born in United States, Neil deGrasse Tyson ranks 337 out of 15,968Before him are Irvin D. Yalom (1931), J. P. Morgan (1837), J. Paul Getty (1892), Joe Frazier (1944), Martin Sheen (1940), and Pete Conrad (1930). After him are Stevie Wonder (1950), Andrew Johnson (1808), David Carradine (1936), James A. Garfield (1831), Jerry Lewis (1926), and Kurt Cobain (1967).

Among ASTRONOMERS In United States

Among astronomers born in United States, Neil deGrasse Tyson ranks 3Before him are Edwin Hubble (1889) and Carl Sagan (1934). After him are Robert Woodrow Wilson (1936), Clyde Tombaugh (1906), Charles Greeley Abbot (1872), Asaph Hall (1829), Percival Lowell (1855), William Alfred Fowler (1911), Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868), Lewis A. Swift (1820), and J. Allen Hynek (1910).

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