Neil De Grasse Tyson

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Tennessee Performing Arts Center says
Seattle Theatre Group presents astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and popularizer of science Neil deGrasse Tyson and his new lecture, “An Astrophysicist Goes to the Movies,” at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall on Wednesday, June 14, at 8 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now at, 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 in the mail. Patrons requesting a refund may do so at point of purchase by May 26.

For the event, Dr. 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.” On the lighter side, Dr. Tyson was voted "Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive" by People Magazine in 2000.

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 theatres in Seattle and venues throughout the Puget Sound region and in Portland, Oregon.
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By: Tennessee Performing Arts Center

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