Neil deGrasse Tyson

Events

Neil deGrasse Tyson is born

1958

Civil Rights Act of 1964

1964

This outlawed discrimination against people because of race, gender, etc.

Nixon is elected into office

1968 - 1972

Carl Sagan sends Tyson a personal letter

1975

Voyager 1 was sent out into orbit

1977

Attended Harvard University

1980

Attended University of Texas and earned his MA

1983

Tyson became an astronomy lecturer at the University of Maryland

1986

Atteneded Colombia University and earned his MPhil

1991

Improved measurments of the Hubble Constant and discovery of dark energy

1998

2004 Nasa Distnguished Service Medal winner

2004

Pluto is classified as a dwarf planet

2006

The shows "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" was made

2014

Tyson was the narrator and star of the show which led to a big surge in his carrer