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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Story Of Famous Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson


   Recently I was Scrolling through the Videos in YouTube, and I Found a Video It was About Neil deGrasse Tyson. It’s not like I’ve Never Heard of This Guy I Know Him, but after watching His Videos, I Became a Fan of the Famous Science Man.

 He Was Born In Manhattan, New York On 5th October 1958. Tyson grew up in the Castle Hill neighbourhood of the Bronx, and later in Riverdale.  His interest in astronomy began at the age of nine after visiting the sky theatre of the Hayden Planetarium. He recalled that "so strong was that imprint [of the night sky] that I'm certain that I had no choice in the matter, that in fact, the universe called me." During high school, Tyson attended astronomy courses offered by the Hayden Planetarium, which he called "the most formative period" of his life.

Tyson obsessively studied astronomy in his teen years, and eventually even gained some fame in the astronomy community by giving lectures on the subject at the age of fifteen. Astronomer Carl Sagan, who was a faculty member at Cornell University, tried to recruit Tyson to Cornell for undergraduate studies. In his book, The Sky Is Not the Limit, Tyson wrote:

My letter of application had been dripping with an interest in the universe. The admission office, unbeknownst to me, had forwarded my application to Carl Sagan's attention. Within weeks, I received a personal letter...                                   

His Passion About Science And Sense Of Humour Made Him Most Interesting Man Among The Astrophysics Community. Tyson's research has focused on observations in cosmology, stellar evolution, galactic astronomy, bulges, and stellar formation. He has held numerous positions at institutions including the University of Maryland,  Princeton University, the American Museum of Natural History, and the Hayden Planetarium.

     Two of Tyson’s recent books are the playful and informative DeathBy Black Hole and Other Cosmic Quandaries, which was a New York Times bestseller, and The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favourite Planet, chronicling his experience at the centre of the controversy over Pluto’s planetary status. The PBS/NOVA documentary The Pluto Files, based on the book, premiered in March 2010.

   On 9th March 2014 a Show Was Launched Named “Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey”. It Was a Hit Show, and I Think You Might’ve Heard of It And It Was Hosted By Tyson. He Has A Channel Named StarTalk Too on YouTube. Where he Explains Various Concept about Astronomy soo quickly That Even a 10 year Child Would Be Able to Understand It.

What nobler thought can one cherish than that the universe lives within us all?                                                                              -Neil deGrasse Tyson

     This wasn’t a biography Of Neil deGrasse Tyson. It Was a Just an Article for the People Who Don’t Know Who He Is (Kidding Everyone Knows Him!!)…

   That is it for Today. I’ll Be Back with another Interesting Topic Tomorrow Till Then Keep Fascinating Yourself!!

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