Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, the Host of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, bestselling author, and the Director of the Hayden Planetarium, will be hosting an evening dedicated to the “The Cosmic Perspective” at the Cobb Energy Centre on Thursday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has guided the Ship of the Imagination to transport viewers to the nucleus of an atom and the farthest reaches of the universe as he explores humanity’s quest for understanding. “The Cosmic Perspective” will engage audiences as there is no view of the world as emotionally potent as the one granted by a cosmic perspective. It’s one that sees Earth as a planet in a vast empty universe. It profoundly influences what we think and feel about science, culture, politics, and life itself.
Tickets will go on sale Friday, Feb. 10 at 10 a.m. Tickets range from $49 – $99, plus applicable fees, and will be available at www.Ticketmaster.com, by calling 800-735-3000 or at the Cobb Energy Centre Box Office. VIP meet and greet tickets are $250 and available online only.
Each family-friendly event features an engaging multi-media presentation bringing the expanses of modern science direct to audience members, and engages them in a Q&A that rivals the presentation itself. In the past, he’s been asked a myriad of questions about everything from television appearances and space elevators to parenting advice. He often takes questions from children since he is fascinated with young ones who are interested in science.
The New York City native is host of StarTalk Radio and FOX’s Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey; he is a New York Times bestselling author of 10 books and is also a frequent guest on The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. President Bush appointed Tyson in 2001 and 2004 to serve on commissions studying the future of the U.S. aerospace industry and the implementation of the U.S. space exploration policy, respectively. Tyson is also the recipient of 18 honorary doctorates and the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, the highest award given by NASA to non-government citizens.
For more information on Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, visit: http://www.haydenplanetarium.org/tyson/.