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Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Neil deGrasse Tyson (US: or UK: ; born October 5, 1958) is an American astrophysicist, 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 12,905,615 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Neil deGrasse Tyson is the 18th most popular astronomer (up from 19th in 2019), the 293rd most popular biography from United States (up from 337th 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 18 out of 531Before him are Hipparchus, Ole Rømer, Ja'far al-Sadiq, Carl Sagan, Giovanni Domenico Cassini, and Aryabhata. After him are Edmond Halley, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Robert Woodrow Wilson, Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi, Charles Messier, and Giuseppe Piazzi.

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Among people born in 1958, Neil deGrasse Tyson ranks 7Before him are Michael Jackson, Madonna, Ursula von der Leyen, Olaf Scholz, Alec Baldwin, and Andrea Bocelli. After him are Albert II, Prince of Monaco, Tim Burton, Gary Oldman, Viggo Mortensen, Sharon Stone, and Michelle Pfeiffer.

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Among people born in United States, Neil deGrasse Tyson ranks 293 out of 18,182Before him are Geraldine Chaplin (1944), Norbert Wiener (1894), Shirley MacLaine (1934), Mario Puzo (1920), Raymond Chandler (1888), and Gloria Stuart (1910). After him are Edward Hopper (1882), Georgia O'Keeffe (1887), Eli Wallach (1915), Billie Holiday (1915), Lawrence Kohlberg (1927), and Jack Kerouac (1922).

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), William Alfred Fowler (1911), Charles Greeley Abbot (1872), Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868), Asaph Hall (1829), Clyde Tombaugh (1906), Vera Rubin (1928), Percival Lowell (1855), and Russell Alan Hulse (1950).

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