Neil deGrasse Tyson to Speak at the University of Iowa

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History.

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History.

I am pleased to report that Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson will give the Distinguished Lecture at the University of Iowa IMU Main Lounge at 7:30pm on Monday April 15, 2013 as part of the University Lecture Committee’s Spring lecture schedule.

Dr. Tyson is the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium in the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. He is one of the world’s best public lecturers on the importance of science and science education, particularly on the topic of astrophysics and the origin of the universe.

He’s also very funny. For more, watch the video with Stephen Colbert.

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2 Responses

  1. What an enlightening interview. And to see Colbert playing it straight is special.
    Great find!
    Jim Fleming

  2. Dr. Tyson is just such a complete “experience” as a speaker. He is indeed funny, and super smart. Most of all he is so engaging, he can fire up your imagination and pull you into his world before you realize what has happened you are tripping around the outter rings of Jupiter.

    He is very adept at taking complex concepts and breaking them down into digestable bites.

    S

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