Superstar physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will bring his charismatic approach to science to the Morrison Center at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 15.
With a degree in physics from Harvard University and a doctorate in astrophysics from Columbia University, he’s the author of several books, including the autobiographical “The Sky is Not the Limit: The Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist.”
He also hosted the Fox series “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” the 13-part sequel to Carl Sagan’s 1980 landmark PBS documentary “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage.” Tyson is the director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City, and he also hosts the “Star Talk” radio show.
Tyson is one of the world’s foremost thinkers, movers and shakers in the study of the universe, and now he’s going to take you to the cinema during his Boise presentation of “An Astrophysicist Goes To The Movies,” a personal exploration of how he experiences film.
“It’s about ... the stuff I notice maybe you didn’t notice,” he told Robert Wilonsky of the DallasNews.com. “I highlight the science the movies got right, the science they attempted and got wrong, and the science they don’t care about at all. For me, it’s a fun intersection of science and culture, and if there’s any measure of culture, it’s what movies are doing and what topics pique people’s interest.”
Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, April 8. The Morrison Center will hold a pre-sale on Thursday, April 7, for its patrons. You can check out its Facebook page for details.
Tickets are $25 for BSU students, $85 general, $150 for VIP Galactic and $250.00 VIP Cosmic at MorrisonCenter.com.