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Neil deGrasse Tyson

  • November 16, 2017
  • DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center
  • 123 Vivian St, Durham, NC 27701
  • 7:30pm
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Fan-favorite astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will return for his third engagement at DPAC on November 16, 2017. His first two engagements were sold out. The award-winning scientist will captivate guests by sharing his insights into modern cosmology, astrophysics, and all manner of things about the universe. This lecture is presented in part by DPAC, Live Nation Entertainment, and the UNC Morehead Planetarium & Science Center. "We are excited to be a part of bringing Neil deGrasse Tyson back to the Triangle. He is a dynamic speaker and an amazing ambassador for science. Neil enlightens us while he entertains us. He is our generation’s Carl Sagan," said Todd Boyette, Director of the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. Tyson is the recipient of twenty honorary doctorates and the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, the highest award given by NASA to a non-government citizen. His contributions to the public appreciation of the cosmos have been recognized by the International Astronomical Union in their official naming of asteroid 13123 Tyson. On the lighter side, Tyson was voted “Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive” by People Magazine in 2000. Tyson's latest book, released in May 2017 is Astrophysics for People In A Hurry. This adorably readable book is an introduction to all that you've read, and heard about that's making news in the universe -- consummated, in one place, succinctly presented, for people in a hurry. During the summer of 2009 Tyson identified a stable of professional standup comedians to assist his effort in bringing science to commercial radio with the NSF-funded pilot program StarTalk. Now also a popular Podcast, and a limited-run Television Series on the National Geographic Channel, StarTalk combines celebrity guests with informative yet playful banter. The target audience is all those people who never thought they would, or could, like science. Recently Tyson served as Executive Editor and on camera Host & Narrator for Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey, the 21st century continuation of Carl Sagan's landmark television series. The show began in March 2014 and ran thirteen episodes in Primetime on the FOX network, and appeared in 181 countries in 45 languages around the world on the National Geographic Channels. Cosmos, which is also available in DVD and Blu-Ray, won four Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award, two Critics Choice awards, as well as a dozen other industry recognitions. Tyson is the fifth head of the world-renowned Hayden Planetarium in New York City and the first occupant of its Frederick P. Rose Directorship. He is also a research associate of the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History.

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