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Mon, Aug 5

Neil deGrasse Tyson will return to DPAC on January 20, 2020

Fan-favorite astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will return to DPAC on January 20, 2020. The award-winning scientist will captivate guests on his lecture, “An Astrophysicist Goes to the Movies – The Sequel”.

 

Tickets go on sale Friday, August 9 at 10:00 AM:

  • Online at DPACnc.com
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina - Ticket Center at DPAC: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC
  • Ticketmaster.com

From "The Wizard of Oz" to "Mary Poppins" to "Interstellar," this show is an entertaining and enlightening review of all the science that our favorite movies got wrong, combined with some of the stuff they got right. An Astrophysicist Goes to the Movies - the Sequel incorporates the latest films as well as some classics that you may not have known had any science in them at all.

 

Neil deGrasse 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.

 

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 banter. The target audience is all those people who never thought they would, or could, like science.

 

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.

 

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.

 

(Illustration By:  Hope Gangloff)