Ten fun facts about Neil deGrasse Tyson
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At the Bronx High School of Science he was the editor-in-chief of the "Physical Science Journal" and the captain of the wrestling team.
He began giving lectures at the age of 15 in the astronomy community, as he earned his interest in astronomy at the age of 9.
Carl Sagan invited him to Cornell University, but Tyson refused and studied physics at Harvard University.
Tyson was living near the World Trade Center when the attack of September 11 occurred and even had footage he filmed appear in the documentary "102 Minutes That Changed America".Fact 5
He has received many awards and honors, including the 2000 Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive from People Magazine.Fact 6
He has collaborated with PETA on a public service announcement as well as interviewing with them.Fact 7
In 2014 he has expressed his disbelief in God or "any divine force that operates the universe".Fact 8
Tyson is the chairman, vice president and president of the Planetary Society.Fact 9
He directs the Hayden Planetarium, part of the Rose Center for Earth and Space, which also appears in the movie "K-Pax".Fact 10
His television appearances including The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, and as of 2014, he is also the host of "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey". Go to more people facts ❯
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