Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American Astrophysicist, Planetary Scholar, Science Teacher, and book author. He has this curiosity of knowing about planets from a young age. He used to set up a telescope at night to observe the sky and explore his thoughts on it. Further, he took an astronomy course at the Hayden Planetarium to go deep into it.

He is a very humble and down-to-earth person. He always thanks and pays tributes to his Predecessor of Science on every occasion. He states it would not be possible unless my Science guru has already studied the cosmos. I had much of the work-ready from them to explore and it’s been honoured always to learn their work. His teachings cover every tiny aspect of the cosmos whether it is a micro or macro observable.

Books:

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Author: Neil Tyson

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This book is a helping hand for beginners who are interested in knowing the Cosmos. Neil tried his best for beginners to take interest in the Astrophysics area. He kept the language simple so that non-science students could dive into it with enthusiasm. This book touches on a very important subject of the cosmos which is Dark Matter – what exactly it is, how it is formed, how it shapes, and so on. Subjects that are covered such as nature of Space and Time, Why the planets are round in Shape, Blackhole, from quarks to quantum mechanics, and big bang theory.

This book is one such poignant work that will change our minds, nullifying our Ignorance and Ego.

Letters from an Astrophysicist

Author: Neil Tyson

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Each Year Neil receives an abundance of letters from all over the professions asking fascinating questions about the Universe. This book is a conversation between Questionnaire and Seeker. Neil is at his best trying to answer in humoristic ways. A short paragraph for all possible questions.

Overall, this book has a collection of all the answers to the e-mails which people wrote to him. It has some funny, bold-face, and emotional moments.

Death by Black Hole – And Other Cosmic Quandaries: And Other Cosmic Quandaries

Author: Neil Tyson

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Neil has explained complex scientific points in simple language with a tinge of humor. Its complete understanding about the black hole and what we understand about them until now. It also covers the area of how a black hole is formed and how it dies within. This book will open up a new dimension of our existence as physical appearance. This book covers one of the key points of how atoms interact and how it is related to the Sun.

This book wilds your imagination limitless. Highly recommended for lovers of Science and Astronomy. Spiritual Seekers will have immense respect for Neil after reading this book.

The Sky Is Not the Limit: Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist

Author: Neil Tyson

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This is the absorbing story of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s lifelong fascination with the night sky, a restless wonder that began in his childhood. A unique chronicle of a young man who at one time was both nerd and jock, Tyson’s life definitely will inspire the youth and coming generation to become conscious about their passion for life and pursue their dreams.

He also expresses a life of hard work, endurance, and belief that not only helped him obtain his goal but gives everyone a belief that they too can realize their dreams. A book with laughter, humor, emotions, and truth. A summary of his life how he has reached the level where he is now. A true inspiration for all humans (science or non-science students) He speaks very honestly about how his life has turned him into being known Astrophysicists.

Truly motivational book.

Space Chronicles – Facing the Ultimate Frontier

Author: Neil Tyson

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One who is looking for a simple introduction to Space, this is the place for you. Simple language, very good paper quality, and very nicely styled. This book represents the best of Tyson’s writings, including an open new introductory essay on NASA and partisan politics. Book consists of the core topic about Space exploration, satellites, how the space shuttle travels in space, and history about it. He writes with immense humor, his insights are as delightful as they are offensive for non-science students.

For those who have a keen interest in Space, Alien, Asteroid, this is a masterpiece for you. Can’t be better than this.

The Pluto Files – The Rise and Fall of America`s Favorite Planet

Author: Neil Tyson

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This book is a journey of Pluto evolution, how it was identified, how it was neglected as considering Pluto as Asteroid by few scientists and then back accepted as a Planet.

The book also describes how the solar system is more complex and considering how many exact numbers of planets are revolving around the sun. Neil does point out that the number of planets has never been fixed, and that there is historical precedent for demoting planets. It’s basically the autobiography of Pluto.

Cosmic Queries: StarTalk’s Guide to Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We’re Going

Author: Neil Tyson & James Trefil 

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This book is Enlightening for Science and Spiritual Nerds. Those who are seeking answers to our existence and evolution, this is the place you will find the answers. You will open up a new dimension of yours after reading this book.

Tyson and co-author James Trefil, a renowned physicist and science popularizer, take on the fundamental question of our existence -How did life begin? What is the status of ours in the Universe? Are we alone? Who is the Godfather of ours?

This book touches on very fascinating topics and underlines the importance of asking questions, more than getting answers. It lets the reader know what astrophysicists know so far. The pictures in the book are stunning too and help further understand the concepts. It’s one of the best books.

Videos:

Does the Universe Have a Purpose?

According to Neil, the purpose is as the Observer sees as it is, rather than implying any religious or scientific dilemma to it. If you attach any dilemma to it then the purpose becomes specific which will be falsified by the history of the cosmos. 

What is the Meaning of Life?

While in search of meaning, one misses the opportunity to explore himself. He constantly finds the appropriate answer in satisfying his mind, while Meaning is to create the difference within your and other living worlds. To learn new things about the universe, each day should be the meaning of life.

Meaning in LIFE is Something That You CREATE!
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Does God exist? 

It’s a skeptical question, although if anyone discovers insight into himself and says that God helped him, it’s his decision to believe. If anything good happens with a person and he says he had faith in God so it happened, People will easily believe because they are unaware of the Coincidence or a situation that is common in general. 

Columbus Discovering America Was a Great Achievement.

He does make a fascinating point here. Take us back to the Ice Age, how there was a barrier on land which led to no communication between Asia and the Atlantic (now Alaska) for 10,000 years. And because of this, there were two separate human species on one another side which either one had no idea of each other’s existence. Columbus was the person who crossed the Atlantic and contacted the other side of humanity and that’s how we are now one as a human species.

Quotes:

“The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.”

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“We are all connected; To each other, biologically. To the earth, chemically. To the rest of the universe atomically.”

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“We spend the first year of a child’s life teaching it to walk and talk and the rest of its life to shut up and sit down. There’s something wrong there.”

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“Curious that we spend more time congratulating people who have succeeded than encouraging people who have not.”

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“My view is that if your philosophy is not unsettled daily then you are blind to all the universe has to offer.”

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“Knowing how to think empowers you far beyond those who know only what to think.”

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“Without a doubt, the most spectacular way to die in space is to fall into a black hole.”

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“We do not simply live in this universe. The universe lives within us.”

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“Where ignorance lurks, so too do the frontiers of discovery and imagination”

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“Ignorance is a virus. Once it starts spreading, it can only be cured by reason. For the sake of humanity, we must be that cure.”

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“Some of the greatest poetry is revealing to the reader the beauty in something that was so simple you had taken it for granted.”

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“So what is true for life itself is no less true for the universe: knowing where you came from is no less important than knowing where you are going.”

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“My life is what I make of it.”

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Facts:

What did Neil deGrasse contribute to science?

Neil deGrasse Tyson is the revolutionary Astrophysicist of today’s world. He pursued his major studies at Columbia University in 1991. His interest areas are What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? Formation of Stars, dwarf galaxies, the essence of the milky way.

What does Neil deGrasse Tyson specialize in?

Neil deGrasse Tyson specializes in knowing the realistic nature of the universe as it is. Also, specialize in Pluto files on which he wrote a book.

What is Neil deGrasse Tyson famous for?

Neil is famous for making the Space subject an interesting topic for nonscience students. He has been appearing on Television Talk shows to show how knowing science and beyond can change our mindset towards the Universe and our life.

Who is the black science guy?

Neil deGrasse Tyson

What is science Neil deGrasse Tyson?

Science distinguishes itself from all other branches of human pursuit by its power to probe and understand the behavior of nature on a level that allows us to predict with accuracy, if not control, the outcomes of events in the natural world.

How did Neil deGrasse Tyson impact the world?

He is a public figure in the Science world. His research for Space and time curvature and Introducing Pluto as a Planet made him famous around the world. 

The United States Aerospace Industry had appointed him as Commissioner of the Future in the Science field. After three years, he served as the President’s Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration Policy.

Who Kicked out Pluto?

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) neglected the status of Pluto and declared it as a dwarf planet because the properties of Pluto did not meet the criteria the IAU uses to define a full-sized planet.

What was Neil deGrasse Tyson motivation? Who inspired Neil deGrasse Tyson?

When he was around nine years old, his interest in space was enlightened by a trip to the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. He followed Carl Sagan and his television program called ‘Cosmos.’

What are Neil deGrasse Tyson’s ideas about the universe?

Tyson often mentions that the Universe is under no obligation to make the sense to you.

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