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Neil deGrasse Tyson

Autor(a) de Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

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About the Author

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson was born in New York City on October 5, 1958. Interested in astronomy since he was a child, Tyson gave lectures on the topic at the age of 15. He attended the Bronx High School of Science and was the editor-in-chief for its Physical Science Journal. After earning mostrar mais a B.A. in Physics from Harvard in 1980, Tyson received an M.A. in Astronomy from the University of Texas at Austin in 1983. He earned his Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Columbia in 1991. Since 1996, Tyson has held the position of Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at Manhattan's American Museum of Natural History. In 2001, he was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve on the Commission on the Future of the United States Aerospace Industry. In 2004, Tyson joined the President's Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration Policy. He has hosted PBS's television show NOVA scienceNOW since 2006. Tyson can also be seen frequently as a guest on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Tyson has written many popular books on astronomy, and he began his "Universe" column for Natural History magazine in 1995. In 2009, he published the bestselling book The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet to describe the controversy over Pluto's demotion to dwarf planet. His other books include Accessory to War: The Unspoken alliance between astrophysics and the military. Tyson was recognized in 2004 with the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, and Time named him one of the 100 Most Influential People of 2007. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson at the November 29, 2005 meeting of the NASA Advisory Council, in Washington, D.C. Photo by NASA

Obras de Neil deGrasse Tyson

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry (2017) — Narrador, algumas edições4,089 cópias
Letters from an Astrophysicist (2019) — Autor — 337 cópias
Merlin's Tour of the Universe (1989) 122 cópias
My Favorite Universe {video} (2003) 99 cópias
Universe Down to Earth (1994) 43 cópias
Starry Messenger (2022) 13 cópias
To Infinity and Beyond (2023) 5 cópias
City of Stars (2002) 2 cópias
Universe: On Being Round 1 exemplar(es)
Universe: On Being Dense 1 exemplar(es)
Tide and Time 1 exemplar(es)
Universe: Outward Bound 1 exemplar(es)
The Milky Way Bar 1 exemplar(es)
Universe: Star Magic 1 exemplar(es)
My Favourite Universe 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Cosmos: The Story of Cosmic Evolution, Science and Civilisation (1980) — Prefácio, algumas edições8,400 cópias
Ice Age: Collision Course [2016 film] (2016) — Actor — 164 cópias
The Best American Science Writing 2004 (2004) — Contribuinte — 153 cópias
Ice Age [The Five Movie Collection 1-5] (2016) — Actor — 27 cópias
400 Years of the Telescope [2009 TV episode] (2009) — Narrador — 3 cópias
The Greeks [2016 video] (2016) — Narrador — 2 cópias
The Pluto Files [2010 TV episode] (2010) — Host — 2 cópias
How Smart Are Animals? [2011 TV episode] — Narrador — 1 exemplar(es)
Scrat: Spaced Out [2016 short film] — Narrador — 1 exemplar(es)


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Tyson, Neil deGrasse
Outros nomes
Tyson, Neil
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
New York, New York, USA (Manhattan)
Locais de residência
New York City, New York, USA
Manhattan, New York, USA
Bronx, New York, USA
Currier House, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Columbia University (M.Phil|1989|Ph.D|1991(
University of Texas at Austin (MA|1983)
Harvard University (BA|1980)
Bronx High School of Science (1976)
television host
planetarium director
research associate
radio host
Degrasse Tyson, Cyril (father)
Planetary Society
New York Academy of Sciences
American Astronomical Society
American Physical Society
Astronomical Society of the Pacific
International Planetarium Society (mostrar todas 13)
National Society of Black Physicists
Hayden Planetarium
Rose Center for Earth and Space
American Museum of Natural History
Commission on the Future of the United States Aerospace Industry
President's Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration Policy
People Magazine's "Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive" (2000)
Asteroid Namesake "1312 Tyson" (2001)
Columbia University's Medal of Excellence (2001)
NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal (2004)
Klopsteg Memorial Award (2007)
Time's "100 Most Influential People of 2007" (mostrar todas 11)
Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award (2009)
Discover Magazine's "50 Best Brains in Science" (2008)
Isaac Asimov Award (2009)
Honorary Doctorate (x18)
Carl Sandburg Literary Award (2018)



Cosmos and Giordano Bruno em Let's Talk Religion (Abril 2014)


I occasionally wonder if the entire Universe is nothing more than a snow-globe on the living room mantle of a space alien.
-Neil deGrasse Tyson

In a nutshell (or a distant galaxy, far, far, away) Cosmic Queries attempts to explain the origins of the Universe and where we are headed, to those of us who do not have a PhD in Physics or Astronomy. Although the audio version is fine, I'd suggest also reading the book, otherwise you'll be missing out on a lot of cool photos.
Ann_R | outras 6 resenhas | May 25, 2024 |
A bit dated, and in the audiobook edition a bit pompous too in its jokes rendition, but as a general public member I learned a lot about the way electromagnetic radiation changes and interacts in its voyage through the universe.
Elanna76 | outras 47 resenhas | May 2, 2024 |
I truly enjoyed this book. It is one I will keep on my bookshelf and refer back to often, I am sure. Mr. Tyson has a distinct point of view and is able to intelligently defend it. He stresses the importance of scientific literacy in our society, which is woefully lacking in our country. While I do not agree with everything he writes about as far as religion and faith, I respect him immensely. Some of my favorite quotes in the book:
"..In life, it's not good enough to be right. You must also be effective."

"'extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence' remains a potent guide when investigating the natural world. But it comes with a recurring risk: knowing enough about a subject to think you are right, but not enough to know you are wrong."

"the most important moments in life occur at times when how we think will matter more than what we know."

"purpose is not defined outside ourselves, but from deep within. My purpose in life is to lessen the suffering of others; advance our understanding of the universe; and enlighten others along the way."

Dr. deGrasse has done a great job, through his academic career and his many modes of communication, to realize his purpose! Keep rockin' it, Dr. deGrasse!!
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Chrissylou62 | outras 4 resenhas | Apr 11, 2024 |



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