The American astrophysicist, science communicator and author, Neil deGrasse Tyson, is now scheduled for an appearance in your city. Tyson became a public figure in 2006, when he began to host the educational TV show ‘NOVA ScienceNow’ on PBS. Sinc then, he has been a frequent guest on The Daily Show, Real Time with Bill Maher and The Colbert Report. Currently he is working at the Rose Center for Earth and Space, as the Fredrick P. Rose Director of the ‘Hayden Planetarium.’ He also works at the American Museum of Natural History as the research associate in the department of astrophysics. This is your chance to gain insight on matters of science and celestial figures, from one of the biggest authorities on the subject. Get your Neil deGrasse Tyson tickets before they are all sold out.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson has been awarded with numerous accolades for his work. He received the Medal of Excellence from Columbia University in 2001, the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal in 2004, the Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award from the Space Foundation in 2009 and the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Reality Show Host in 2014. He has also been awarded with several honorary doctorates by several prestigious institutions, including the University of Richmond, University of Pennsylvania, Western New England University and Gettysburg College among numerous others.
Neil deGrasse Tyson was born and educated in New York City. He earned his BA in Physics from Harvard University and then went to pursue his PhD from Columbia University. Tyson was always interested in science and space. In his high school he was the editor-in-chief of the school’s ‘Physical Science Journal’. He studied about astronomy obsessively and also started gaining public recognition when he began to give lectures on the subject at the age of only fifteen. When Neil deGrasse Tyson was seventeen, the astronomer Carl Sagan invited him to spend a day in Ithaca.
Tyson has worked with the 0.91 m telescope at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory. He obtained images for the papers that helped in the discovery of dark energy in 1998 and improved the measurement of the Hubble Telescope. Neil deGrasse Tyson has also worked with the Noble Prize winner Brian Schmidt, on a paper about the study of the measurement of distances to Type II Supernovae and the Hubble constant. From 1991 to 1994, Tyson remained a postdoctoral research fellow at the Princeton University. The project to renovate the Hayden Planetarium was also conceived during this time.
Most Tyson’s work concerns cosmology, galactic astronomy, stellar evolution and formation and bulges. His personal interests include exploding stars, dwarf galaxies and the structure of our universe. In 1995, Tyson began to write the ‘Universe’ column for the Natural History magazine.
In 2001, he was appointed by President Bush as part of a twelve-member commission to study the future of the US aerospace industry. In 2004, President Bush once again appointed Tyson on the ‘Moon, Mars, and Beyond’ commission to navigate a path for US space exploration policy. The same year, he also hosted the four-part ‘Origins’ miniseries of PBS’s NOVA and co-authored the companion volume for the series with Donald Goldsmith, titled as “Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution.” Since 2009, he has also been hosting the weekly radio show ‘Star Talk’.
Neil deGrasse Tyson continues to write for the public as well. His recent book, “Death By Black Hole and Other Cosmic Quandaries,” which is informative and playful, became a New York Bestseller. Another of his popular writings is “The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet”. In 2012, Neil deGrrasse Tyson published his tenth book, “Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier”. It contains every thought Tyson has ever had on the past, present and future of space exploration.
Neil deGrasse Tyson is the fifth head of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City and now he is coming to your city for a live session. Get your Neil deGrasse Tyson tickets while they are still available and become part of a memorable gathering.