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Neil deGrasse Tyson: Top 10 Must-Know Facts About Astrophysicist

facts on Neil deGrasse TysonNeil deGrasse Tyson (Astrophysicist) was born on the 5th of October, 1958. He was born in 1950s, in Baby Boomers Generation. His birth sign is Libra and his life path number is 11. Neil’s birth flower is Marigold and birthstone is Opal and Tourmaline. What does this all mean? Let’s find out!

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NAME: Neil deGrasse Tyson
FULL NAME: Neil deGrasse Tyson
PROFESSION: Astrophysicist
ETHNICITY: Multiracial
RELIGION: Agnostic

1. Bio

Neil deGrasse Tyson, best known for being a Astrophysicist, was born in New York City on Sunday, October 5, 1958. Astrophysicist who has attempted to bring science to the mainstream with shows like NOVA ScienceNow, an educational science program he hosted on PBS from 2006 to 2011. He played a major role in dismissing Pluto’s classification as a planet. He hosted the 2014 science documentary series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey and he also hosts the popular weekly radio show Star Talk.

Family: He married Alice Young in 1988 and he has two children. Neil deGrasse Tyson father’s name is Cyril deGrasse Tyson and mother Sunchita Feliciano Tyson. We will continue to update details on Neil deGrasse Tyson’s family.

Sunchita Feliciano Tyson
BROTHER(S): Not available
SISTER(S): Not available

Education: Neil deGrasse Tyson attended The Bronx High School of Science and Harvard University (AB), University of Texas at Austin (MA), Columbia University (MPhil, PhD).

Dating: According to CelebsCouples, Neil deGrasse Tyson is single .

Net Worth: Online estimates of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s net worth vary. It’s easy to predict his income, but it’s much harder to know how much he has spent over the years. CelebsMoney does a good job of breaking most of it down.

2. Neil deGrasse Tyson’s zodiac sign is Libra

Neil deGrasse Tyson zodiac sign is a Libra. Dates of Libra are September 23 - October 22. The zodiac sign Libra is thrives when their needs of balance, justice, and stability are met. They are charming creatures that somehow always surround themselves with a sense of beauty and harmony. They are charming, harmonious, diplomatic, and easy-going nature. Although, they can be indecisive, superficial, hypocritical, gullible, and passive aggressive.


3. He is currently 65 years old

The American astrophysicist has been alive for 23,889 days days or 573,344 hours hours. There were precisely 810 full moons after his birth to this day.

BORN: October 5, 1958
AGE: 65 years old
BORN ON: Sunday
GENERATION: Baby Boomers Generation
DECADE: 1950s

Neil deGrasse Tyson was born on a Sunday. People born on Sundays typically are bright, creative, bold, loud, usually natural leaders.

Countdown to Neil deGrasse Tyson’s next birthday.

Neil deGrasse Tyson will be turning 66.

4. On Neil deGrasse Tyson’s birthday

The world’s population was 2,924,081,243 and there were an estimated year babies born throughout the world in 1958, Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican) was the US President, and the number one song on Billboard 100 was "It's All In The Game" by Tommy Edwards.

On this day in history:

Gregorian calendar introduced in Italy and other Catholic countries.
French Revolution: Women of Paris march to Versailles in the March on Versailles to confront Louis XVI about his refusal to promulgate the decrees on the abolition of feudalism, demand bread, and have the King and his court moved to Paris.
Battle of Thames in Canada; Americans defeat British.
Most of Calcutta destroyed by cyclone, approx 60,000 die.
Over 30 major nations ratify the Environmental Modification Convention which prohibits weather warfare that has widespread, long-lasting or severe effects.

5. Neil deGrasse Tyson’s stats

We’re currently in process of confirming all details such as Neil deGrasse Tyson’s height, weight, and other stats. If there is any information missing, we will be updating this page soon. If you any have tips or corrections, please send them our way.


6′ 2″
HEIGHT (METERS): 1.9 meters
HEIGHT (INCHES) 74 inches
HEIGHT (CM): 188 centimeters


WEIGHT (LBS): N/A pounds
WEIGHT (KG) N/A kilograms


EYE COLOR: Dark Brown
HAIR COLOR: Salt and Pepper

6. The Year of the Dog

Neil deGrasse Tyson was born in the Year of the Dog. People with Chinese zodiac Dog are usually independent, sincere, loyal and decisive according to Chinese zodiac analysis. They are not afraid of difficulties in daily life. Their strengths are being valiant, loyal, responsible, clever, and courageous. But they can also be overly sensitive, conservative, stubborn, emotional. Their lucky numbers are 3, 4, 9 and lucky colors are green, red, purple.

7. Neil deGrasse Tyson’s life path number is 11

8. Baby Boomers Generation

Neil deGrasse Tyson was born in the middle of Baby Boomers Generation.

9. Neil deGrasse Tyson’s birthstone is Opal and Tourmaline

Opal symbolizes faithfulness and confidence. The word comes from the Latin opalus, meaning "precious jewel." Opals also represent hope, creativity and innocence.

10. Neil deGrasse Tyson’s birth flower is Marigold

Marigold symbolizes love, passion and creativity. In addition to their beauty, marigolds also have a long tradition of being used medicinally to heal inflammation and skin problems.

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