Connection Combat: Cosmos Clash

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The reboot of Cosmos showed up on Netflix recently, plus I've had a few emails asking for more science-related combats, so this week's competitors are:

Carl Sagan vs. Neil deGrasse Tyson

Both of them believe that everything in the universe is interconnected, so let's connect them to the world tree.

Rules and guidelines are here. Carl's profile is open, ask if you'd like to be added to Neil's. Post when you make a connection, or if you'd like to gather collaborators.

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in Genealogy Help by Erin Breen G2G6 Pilot (256k points)

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Started on Carl Sagan's parents and maternal grandparents -- got the names from Wikipedia and found supporting documentation.  I hit all immigrants pretty quickly, so someone with more experience doing Russian/Austrian Jewish ancestry may want to pick this up. Someone has entered quite a few generations in the maternal line on Geni, but with no sources -- might give you something to start with.

It might also be helpful that he had three wives!
by Elizabeth Hargrave G2G3 (4.0k points)
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Is anyone working on a connection for either of these scientists?
by Erin Breen G2G6 Pilot (256k points)

Like Carl Sagan, it looks like Neil DeGrasse Tyson's grandparents were immigrants...I can't find a lead to get back any further than this:

Father Cyril DeGrasse Tyson - In 1940 Census, his parents are Albert and Altima Tyson, both born in Nevis British West Isles.

Mother Sunchita Feliciano - bios say her parents were from Puerto Rico, her mom died when she was 3, and she was raised by two aunts (here's her 1940 Census).

I am a huge fan of both Sagan and Tyson but afraid I'm giivng up on this one...

 

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