Neil deGrasse Tyson speaks to sold-out crowd

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Astrophysicist and well-known space exploration expert Neil deGrasse Tyson gave a lecture to a sold-out crowd of more than 3,800 people at Grand Valley November 13.

His lecture, “Science as a Way of Knowing,” took place in the Fieldhouse. He discussed the scientific process as a way to discover answers to large and small questions.

Tyson is the Frederick P. Rose director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. He has written 10 books on the topic of space exploration, is the host of the national radio program StarTalk, and is currently working on a remake of the TV series “Cosmos,” which will air on Fox Network in spring 2014.

The event was sponsored by the student organization Center for Inquiry at Grand Valley, with support from the Physics Club, Spotlight Productions, Office of Student Life, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Frederik Meijer Honors College and Center for Inquiry Michigan.