Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Begins run as host of StarTalk Radio
Chosen to be regular on The History Channel's 'The Universe'
Hired as on-camera host/executive producer: PBS's NOVA scienceNOW
Appointed by head of NASA to serve on Advisory Council
Appointed by President Bush to serve on nine-member "Moon, Mars, and Beyond" commission
Hosted four-part Origins miniseries of PBS's Nova
Appointed by President Bush to serve on 12-member commission to study Future of US Aerospace Industry
Monthly essayist for Natural History magazine
Began giving science lectures at age 15, from Parlemagazine.com 2012.
"Every account of a higher power that I've seen described, of all religions that I've seen, include many statements with regard to the benevolence of that power. When I look at the universe and all the ways the universe wants to kill us, I find it hard to reconcile that with statements of beneficence."from'Neil deGrasse Tyson at UB: God and Science' YouTube.com Apr. 9, 2010.
"I can't agree to the claims by atheists that I'm one of that community."from'Neil deGrasse Tyson - Called by the Universe' YouTube.comJan. 1, 2011
First-hand account of his witnessing 9-11 attacks included in 2008 documentary, '102 Minutes That Changed America'
Appeared as himself in Action Comics #14 (January 2013) in which he determines Superman's home planet, Krypton, orbited the red dwarf LHS 2520 in the constellation Corvus 27.1 lightyears from Earth. Tyson assisted DC Comics in selecting the real-life star that would be an appropriate parent star to Krypton, and picked Corvus (Latin for "'crow') which is also the mascot of Superman's high school, the Smallville Crows, from New York Post Nov. 5, 2012