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.
At this event, Tyson will present his lecture on “The Search for Life in the Universe”. Beginning with Mars, he will review the ongoing effort to search for habitable planets, liquid water, and life in the cosmos. Culminating in the search for intelligent life, whether or not it already exists on Earth.
"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.
|Thu, Nov 16, 2017 • 7:30 PM|
Seating for this show is very limited. Please email us at [email protected] if you would like to be placed on our waiting list if any seats are returned or released before the event.
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Please note that all guests require a ticket, regardless of age. Children under the age of 6 are not allowed at this performance. Children must be able to sit quietly in their own seat without disturbing other guests.
While this is a family-friendly event, please note that some content may be considered "PG-13" rated.
Photography and Video Recording is prohibited. All electronic devices (cell phones, smart phones, tablets, digital cameras) must be turned off before entering the seating area. Cameras with detachable lens are not allowed into the building.
Our lobby doors open 60 minutes prior to show time.
6:30pm- Lobby Doors & Seating Area Opens
7:30pm- Performance Begins
* Please note all times are approximate and subject to change without notice.
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The VIP package includes seating in the first 10 rows and a photo with Dr. Tyson after the show. Further details will be emailed closer to show date.
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