Expand your universe, as a highly popular and influential science advocate, Neil deGrasse Tyson captures audiences with his sometimes humorous and always informative insights into modern physics. A regular guest on the former The Daily Show and The Colbert Report and host of his own enduring radio show StarTalk, there is something of the entertainer about Tyson, continually inspiring generations old and new to take an interest in the universe around them.
The tour makes a stop at the Long Beach Terrace Theatre on Monday, March 25th. Tickets go on sale this Friday, November 2 at 10am Ticketmaster.com and the Terrace Theatre box office.
Neil deGrasse Tyson was born and raised in New York City where he was educated in the public schools clear through to his graduation from the Bronx High School of Science. Tyson went on to earn his BA in Physics from Harvard and his PhD in Astrophysics from Columbia.
Tyson’s professional research interests are broad, but include star formation, exploding stars, dwarf galaxies, and the structure of our Milky Way.
Tyson is the recipient of eighteen honorary doctorates and the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, and on the lighter side, Tyson was voted “Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive” by People Magazine in 2000.
In February 2012, Tyson released his tenth book, containing every thought he has ever had on the past, present, and future of space exploration: Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier. 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 BluRay , 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.