Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, host of “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” and bestselling author of “Letters from an Astrophysicist” and “Starry Messenger” returns to Atlanta with part two of his fan favorite, illustrated lecture, “An Astrophysicist Goes to the Movies” on Sept. 28 at Atlanta Symphony Hall. Derived from an entirely different set of thirty films, from the “Wizard of Oz” to “Mary Poppins” to “Game of Thrones” to “Harry Potter” to “The Lion King,” “An Astrophysicist Goes to the Movies, Part II is an entertaining and enlightening review of all the science movies got wrong, combined with some of the stuff they got right.
Tickets, starting at $39.50, are onsale now at ticketmaster.com or 404.733.4848. VIP tickets includes a prime seat and autographed copy of Dr. Tyson’s new book “Starry Messenger!”
Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson was born and raised in New York City where he was educated in the public schools clear through his graduation from the Bronx High School of Science. Tyson went on to earn his BA in Physics from Harvard and his PhD in Astrophysics from Columbia.
Tyson is the recipient of twenty-one 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” and by zoologists, with the naming of Indirani Tysoni, a native species of leaping frog in India. On the lighter side, Tyson was voted “Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive” by People Magazine in 2000.
More recently, “Tyson published Astrophysics for People In A Hurry” in 2017, which was a domestic and international bestseller. This adorably readable book is an introduction to all that you’ve read and heard about that’s making news in the universe—consummated, in one place, succinctly presented, for people in a hurry.
That was followed in 2018 by “Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military,” coauthored with Avis Lang, in 2019 by “Letters from an Astrophysicist, both New York Times Bestsellers, and in 2021 by “Cosmic Queries: StarTalk’s Guide to Who We Are, How We Got Here and Where We are Going,” coauthored with James Trefil.
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