Neil deGrasse Tyson to visit Grand Valley

Neil deGrasse Tyson, photo by Roderick Mickens
Neil deGrasse Tyson, photo by Roderick Mickens
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Astrophysicist and well-known space exploration expert Neil deGrasse Tyson will give a presentation at Grand Valley State University November 13.

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 the spring of 2014.

During his presentation, Tyson will discuss the scientific process as a way to make and discover answers to large and small questions.

Science as a Way of Knowing
November 13
7 p.m.
Fieldhouse, Allendale Campus

The event is free and open to the public.

Starting October 25, students, faculty and staff members can get tickets at the 20/20 Desk in the Kirkhof Center on the Allendale Campus. Tickets will be available to the public starting Friday, November 1, at 20/20 Desk or online for a minimal handling fee. K-12 educators may request tickets online for groups of students starting October 9. For more information and to order tickets, visit http://gvsu.edu/events/neil-degrasse-tyson-lecture-science-as-a-way/.

The event is 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, Frederick Meijer Honors College and Center for Inquiry Michigan.
 
For more information, contact the Office of Student Life at (616) 331-2345 or slosm@gvsu.edu.