Buckle up Chicago science nerds, because the most famous astrophysicist in the country is coming to the Chicago Theatre next spring. Neil deGrasse Tyson will take the stage at the historic venue on May 10 for a night that's sure to be filled with wonderful explanations of what we know (and, really, what we don't know) about the universe.
Tyson came to prominence in the early aughts when President George W. Bush appointed him to serve on a commission that published a report of recommendations to Congress on the future of the U.S. aerospace industry. He's published more than 10 books, including The Pluto Files, which laid out the case for removing the celestial body's status as a planet.
In 2014, Tyson launched the television series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey on Fox—a modern revamp of late astronomer Carl Sagan's show from the 1980s, which explores the mysteries of the universe. Tyson's version went on to win four Primetime Emmy Awards.
Tickets to the show aren't cheap, ranging from $59.75 to $150 on Ticketmaster. If you manage to snag one, you'll be one of about 3,800 people in Chicago who will be able to spend an evening with a dude who's making science cool again.