Degree(s): Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics
Undergraduate Institution: Harvard University
Graduate Institution: University of Texas-Austin, Columbia University
Photo Credit: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist, author, and television host. He is only the 5th person to head the Hayden Planetarium since 1935. He is well known as a science expert, and often makes television appearances discussing science-related topics on various shows. He has also hosted his own series, including NOVA Science Now and Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.