NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and popularizer of science brings his new lecture, “An Astrophysicist Goes to the Movies,” 8 p.m. June 14 to the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall.
Tickets are on sale now at TPAC.org, by phone at 615-782-4040, and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick St., in downtown Nashville. VIP tickets featuring a post-show meet-and-greet and signed poster are available.
Please note this event was moved from the Ascend Amphitheater to TPAC's Andrew Jackson Hall. The date and time remain the same. Ticket holders to the original show will receive new tickets at comparable seat locations. Patrons requesting a refund may do so at the point of purchase by May 26.
Tyson will highlight science in the movies, including what the industry gets right, what it attempts and gets wrong, and much more.
The American astrophysicist is the director of the world-renowned Hayden Planetarium in New York City and the first occupant of its Frederick P. Rose Directorship. He also is a research associate of the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History. With a B.A. in Physics from Harvard and a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Columbia, Dr. Tyson's professional research interests are broad but include star formation, exploding stars, dwarf galaxies, and the structure of the Milky Way.
With dozens of professional publications and 10 books in his memoir, Dr. Tyson is the recipient of 19 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.”
Recently, he served as executive editor, on-camera host, and narrator for “Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey,” the 21st-century reboot of Carl Sagan's landmark television series. “Cosmos” won four Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award, two Critics Choice awards and a dozen other industry recognitions.
About Seattle Theatre Group
Our mission is to make diverse performing arts and education an integral part of our region's cultural identity while keeping three historic venues, The Paramount, Moore and Neptune, alive and vibrant. STG presents a range of performances from Broadway, off-Broadway, dance, and jazz, to comedy, concerts of all genres, speakers and family shows - at these three iconic theaters in Seattle and venues throughout the Puget Sound region and in Portland, Oregon.
Performance schedule, prices, and cast are subject to change without notice. Institutional sponsors for TPAC include Nissan North America and Coca-Cola. TPAC is a nonprofit arts organization funded in part by support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission. TPAC reminds ticket buyers that the only official place to buy tickets online is TPAC.org.
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