Ever wonder about the our vast, mysterious universe — but don’t have time to earn that PhD?
Superstar scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson has come to the rescue with Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, the brilliantly witty guide you’ve been waiting for. See the world-famous director of the Hayden Planetarium in person at 92Y as he takes us on a mind-expanding tour of the cosmos — with the humor and insight he’s beloved for. From the Big Bang to black holes, discover the great beyond with its best interpreter.
Neil deGrasse Tyson will sign copies of his book, Astrophysics in a Hurry, following the event. Book included in ticket price.
Neil deGrasse Tyson earned his BA in physics from Harvard and his PhD in astrophysics from Columbia. Tyson’s professional research interests are broad but include star formation, exploding stars, dwarf galaxies and the structure of our Milky Way. In 2001, Tyson was appointed by President Bush to serve on a 12-member commission that studied the future of the US aerospace industry. In 2004, Tyson was once again appointed by President Bush to serve on a nine-member commission on the implementation of United States space exploration policy, dubbed the Moon, Mars and Beyond commission. And in 2006, the head of NASA appointed Tyson to serve on its prestigious Advisory Council. In addition to dozens of professional publications, Tyson was a monthly essayist for Natural History magazine and is the author of 10 books, including his memoir, The Sky Is Not the Limit: Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist; Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution, co-written with Donald Goldsmith; Death by Black Hole and Other Cosmic Quandaries, which was a New York Times bestseller; and The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet, chronicling his experience at the center of the controversy over Pluto’s planetary status. 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.
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An Evening with Neil deGrasse Tyson
Date: Wed, May 3, 2017, 7:30 pm
Location: Lexington Avenue at 91st St
Venue: Kaufmann Concert Hall
Price: from $100.00
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Wed, May 3, 2017, 7:30 pm
Kaufmann Concert Hall
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