Editor: Fabian Ortega

Edited: Spring 2014

Neil Degrasse Tyson
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Neil Degrasse Tyson


Neil Degrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist from New York City born on October 5, 1958. He graduated from The Bronx High School of Science, Harvard University, and Columbia University. Tyson is one of three children from Cyril DeGrasse Tyson (Father) and Sunchita Maria Feliciano Tyson (Mother). Tyson also has a brother and a sister. He is a well known scientist who has quite a few accomplishments. Tyson is currently the director of the Haden Planetarium. He has hosted T.V. shows like NOVA Science Now and Cosmos a Spacetime Odyssey as well as the radio program StarTalk and has a large following over the internet. These experiences have also helped shape him into an effective science communicator. In 2000 Tyson was one of a group of scientists who helped remove Pluto from the family of planets in the solar system. Although he doesn't take full credit for doing so. He says "I drove the getaway car, but I did not commit the crime." Michael E. Brown a planetary astronomy professor takes the credit for the removal of Pluto. Tyson's experiences has lead him to be seen as the image of great modern scientist.

Neil Degrasse Tyson: Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae
Overview: This site is dedicated to all things Neil Degrasse Tyson.It has all kinds of information from a breif biography to links to interviews. There are also in depth information like PDF files of his
research publications. This would be the number one site to go to for information about Tyson. all the information comes straight from him.
Author: Hayden Planetarium
Last Updated: April 2014
Date Reviewed: May 13, 2014
Reviewed By: Fabian Ortega
Accuracy:The Hayden Planetarium gets their information straight from the source which is Tyson himself. There are also links to other websites for other information regrading Tyson.
Reliability and Clarity: The biography of Tyson on the website gets a reading level of 14. Things vary throughout the website. Somethings are easier than other, but when it comes to his research publication thats when it gets a difficult to understand.
Ease of Navigation: The website is pretty straight forward, some clickable images contain links other parts of the website. Overall it is a very easy to find certain information only found on that website.

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Neil Degrasse Tyson Biography: Writer, Scientist, Television Personality (1958-)

Neil Degrasse Tyson Biography

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Writer, Scientist, Television, Personality
Overview: This site is dedicate on finding information on a well know person. This page is specifically for Neil Degrasse Tyson. The page features things from his early life, career, and some personal life facts.
Author: Biography.com
Last Updated: 2013
Date Reviewed: May 13, 2014
Reviewed By: Fabian Ortega
Accuracy: Biography.com is a well known website that gives a lot of facts. A motto of the website says "We strive for accuracy and fairness. If you see something that doesn't look right contact us!"
Reliability and Clarity: Reading level is 11.3. The pages looks like it was made for students looking for information on a person, or someone with a high school level of English.
Ease of Navigation: A pretty simple layout is used. Click the image of a person to see there biography.

We Got A Badass Over Here: Doctor Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Science and Social Responsibility

Doctor Neil Degrasse Tyson
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Overview: This is a website that specializes on what is known as "geeky" information. The Page is a biography about Neil Degrasse Tyson. This page stands out by showing some uncommon information about Neil Degrasse Tyson. For
example, his participation in athletic sports like wrestling, and rowing. According to the site he also was a gold medal winning ball room dancer and was voted "sexiest astrophysicist" in 2004 by People Magazine.
Author: "Rick"
Last Updated: May 3,2012
Date Reviewed: May 13, 2014
Reviewed By: Fabian Ortega
Accuracy: Geekquality.com has staff and volunteers that post the information on the website. They also have a managing editor and a copyright editor to proofread the information that is inserted into the website.
Reliability and Clarity: Reading Level is 12.2. An equivalent to a high school level of English is needed to read this article with clarity.
Ease of Navigation: A good amount of clicking is needed to navigate around the website.

Neil in his youth

Neil Degrasse Tyson Reaction

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Neil Degrasse Tyson Meme

Overview: This website has in-depth information on the use and creation of popular internet memes. The page is dedicated to the Neil Degrasse Tyson Reaction internet meme. The site posts the origin of the meme which is linked to a Big Think video from Youtube of Neil Degrasse Tyson Praising Isaac Newton for his accomplishments in 2011. He goes in depth with a little story about a friend of Issac Newton asking Newton why the orbit of the planets are shaped like an ellipse. He goes on to say that a few months later he comes back and tells his friend the answer but he had to invent integral and differential calculus to figure out the answer. All before turning 26 years old. Thus giving Tyson the reaction with him raising his arms in the air praising him by saying, "That's my man". Although the meme is more often used with a sarcastic intent compared to its origin of Tyson praising Newton.
Author: "Don"
Last Updated: 2013
Date Reviewed: May 13 2014
Reviewed By: Fabian Ortega
Accuracy: The site posts its sources right on the page giving credible sources to back up there information.
Reliability and Clarity: Reading level is 13.4. There is a lot of improper use of grammar used throughout the site some understanding of internet slang would be needed when reading in this website.
Ease of Navigation: It is pretty simple navigating through this website. There are pictures that can be clicked if you are looking for a certain topic. An image maybe linked to get to the destination.