Mon, Mar 23

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson Coming to DPAC on October 8

March 23, 2015 (Durham, NC) – Expand your universe, as a highly popular and influential science advocate, Neil deGrasse Tyson captures audiences with his sometimes humorous and always informative insights into modern physics. A regular guest on The Daily Show, The Colbert Report and host of his own enduring radio show StarTalk, there is something of the entertainer about Tyson, continually inspiring generations old and new to take an interest in the universe around them. Come join Tyson as he travels the wormhole to DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, on October 8, 2015. This show is presented by DPAC, Live Nation and UNC Morehead Planetarium.

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 27 at 12p.m.:

  • Online at
  • DPAC Ticket Center: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC
  • / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.745.3000

“Morehead has been fortunate enough to work with Dr. Tyson several times. His talks are always funny, entertaining and informative. If you like him on ‘Cosmos,’ you’ll love him in person. We’re thrilled to be partnering with DPAC and Live Nation to bring him back to the Triangle,” said Todd Boyette, Director of the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center.

Neil deGrasse Tyson was born and raised in New York City where he was educated in the public schools clear through to his graduation from the Bronx High School of Science. Tyson went on to earn 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.

Tyson is the recipient of eighteen honorary doctorates and the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, and on the lighter side, Tyson was voted “Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive” by People Magazine in 2000.

In February 2012, Tyson released his tenth book, containing every thought he has ever had on the past, present, and future of space exploration: Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier.

Recently Tyson served as Executive Editor and on camera Host & Narrator for Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey, the 21st century reboot of Carl Sagan's landmark television series. The show began in March 2014 and has been nominated for 13 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Documentary.

Tyson will premiere his new late night program StarTalk on National Geographic Channel on April 20th, according to the cable network. Variety reports that guests will include, "Former US president Jimmy Carter, biologist Richard Dawkins, retired Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, producer Norman Lear, film director Christopher Nolan, and Star Trek actor George Takei."