Group Members: Vusachi, SimplyHolo, and Taayb123
1.) Astrology by going in depth with the history of zodiac signs and how does the position of the planets (sun and the moon also) affect human behavior
2.) The Life of Neil Degrasse Tyson
4.) Why isn't Pluto considered a planet anymore?
1.) Gather Inforation on the life of Neil deGrasse Tyson that will be disected into 4 categories; such as early life and education, career, accomplisments, and personal life.
2.) Create a presentation for the project that reflect Tyson's love for astronomy and possess creativity to make it interesting (If decided to do a powerpoint presentation, do not forget index cards for presentation!!)
3) Meet together with group memebers to work on the project presentation over the weekend and perfect the presentation form
4.) Bring completed project to school on Monday, so that will be ready to present.
The Life of Neil deGrasse Tyson (Free Project):
1.) Early Life and Education:
Neil deGrasse Tyson was born on 5 October 1958, in Manhattan, as one of the three children of Cyril deGrasse Tyson, an African American, and Sunchita Marie Tyson, who was of Puerto Rican origins. Neil deGrasse Tyson grew up around the Bronx. His mother was a gerontologist named Sunchita Feliciano Tyson. His father was a sociologist named Cyril deGrasse Tyson. Growing up, Neil deGrasse Tyson went to several public schools in New York City before enrolling at the Bronx High School of Science from 1972-1976 where there was an emphasis on astrophysics then. Apart from being the captain of their wrestling team, an intelligent and curious boy that was deeply fascinated by astronomy became the editor-in-chief of “Physical Science” which was the school’s paper.He graduated in1976. His love for astronomy began at a young age of nine after his first visit to the Hayden Planetarium. In his teen years, he had an obsession for astronomy, and made his mark on the community of astronomy lovers when he gave lectures when he was just fifteen. So much was his passion for astronomy that even Dr. Carl Sagan of the Cornell University personally sought him out to invite him for undergraduate programs. Neil, however, chose to attend Harvard University where he then had his major in physics while residing at the Currier House. It was in 1980 when he received his Bachelor of Arts in Physics, but during the years in between, he was involved in other activities such as rowing, wrestling, and dancing. He proceeded with his post graduate endeavors at the University of Texas at Austin. In 1983, he earned his Master of Arts in Astronomy. Two years later, he even bagged the gold medal for the dance team of the University of Texas when he entered a national event for International Latin Ballroom. He furthered his education by earning a Master of Philosophy in astrophysics at Columbia University back in 1989. He had his doctorate in Philosophy of astrophysics two years later in 1991. After spending a few years doing post-doctorate work at Princeton University, Tyson landed a job at the Hayden Planetarium in 1996.
“Neil deGrasse Tyson.” Famous Scientists, www.famousscientists.org/neil-degrasse-tyson/. Accessed 15 Sept. 2017.
Biography.com Editors. “Neil deGrasse Tyson.” Biography.com, A&E Networks Television, 21 May 2015, www.biography.com/people/neil-degrasse-tyson-20766239. Accessed 15 Sept. 2017.
Editors, TheFamousPeople.com. “Neil deGrasse Tyson Biography.” Neil DeGrasse Tyson Biography - Childhood, Life Achievements & Timeline, 21 July 2017, www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/neil-degrasse-tyson-5441.php. Accessed 15 Sept. 2017.
4.) Personal Life