By Marne Ventura

Have you stared into the evening sky, choked with stars and planets? As a child, Neil deGrasse Tyson was once star-struck while he first visited a planetarium. The universe used to be calling him.

Tyson pursued his curiosity in astronomy and studied to be an astrophysicist. In 1996, he grew to become the director of recent York's Hayden Planetarium. he's obsessed with instructing humans concerning the universe. recognized for making technology enjoyable and simple to appreciate, he has hosted and seemed on television exhibits akin to Nova ScienceNow and The day-by-day exhibit with Jon Stewart. He even has a couple of million Twitter fans! yet how did he get there? stick to his direction from involved child to well known area specialist.

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Org/wgbh/nova/secretlife/scientists/neil-degrasse-tyson. programID=04-P13-00041&segmentID=1. org/wgbh/nova/secretlife/scientists /neil-degrasse-tyson. programID=04-P13-00041&segmentID=1. 30 FURTHER INFORMATION BOOKS Aguilar, David A. 13 Planets: The Latest View of the Solar System. Washington, DC: National Geographic, 2011. Read about Pluto, four other dwarf planets, and the eight planets of our solar system. Kops, Deborah. Exploring Exoplanets. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 2012. Find out how scientists detect planets far outside of our own solar system!

Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 2011. Learn what it takes to get into outer space and what being in space is like for astronauts. html Read stories and play games about space! gov/articles /the-most-astounding-fact-neil-degrasse-tyson Find out what Neil deGrasse Tyson thinks is the most astounding fact about the universe! org/wgbh/nova/secretlife/scientists /neil-degrasse-tyson Watch and listen to Neil deGrasse Tyson speak about his first interests in the universe. , 22 Columbia University, 15 constellations, 5 Cornell University, 13 cosmos, 13, 22, 24 Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey, 28 craters, 9, 10 galaxies, 6, 17, 20, 22 Harvard University, 13, 15 Hayden Planetarium, 5, 6, 20–21 Sagan, Carl, 13 Merlin’s Tour of the Universe, 15, 17 Sky Is Not the Limit, The, 25 Milky Way, 20 solar flare, 18 moon, 5, 9, 10 space advocate, 22 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 22–23 Saturn, 10, 13, 24 space camp, 13 StarDate, 15 nebula, 25 stars, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 13, 20, 22 New York City, 5, 6, 15 StarTalk, 27 NOVA ScienceNow, 26 telescope, 9, 10, 12–13 Origins, 26 Time, 27 planets, 5, 6, 10, 13, 21, 22, 27 Pluto, 21, 22, 27 Twitter, 27 universe, 4, 6, 10, 13, 15, 22, 25, 28 University of Texas, 15 ABOUT THE AUTHOR Marne Ventura writes educational material for children in kindergarten to sixth grade.

2013 Neil deGrasse Tyson is born on October 5 in New York City. 1980 Tyson graduates from Harvard University and earns a degree in physics. 1995 Tyson becomes the director of the Hayden Planetarium. 2006 Tyson begins hosting the first of five seasons of NOVA ScienceNow. 2011 Time magazine honors Tyson’s Twitter feed as one of the top 140 in the world for the first time. In May, Tyson begins working on a television series called Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey. org/wgbh/nova/secretlife/scientists/neil-degrasse-tyson.

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