COSMOS Host Neil deGrasse Tyson to Appear at The Paramount, 9/15; Tickets on Sale 4/17
Neil deGrasse Tyson will appear at The Paramount on September 15, 2014 at 7:30 PM. All Ages. Price: $35.00 - $75.00 (not including fees). Reserved Seating. On Sale: Thursday, April 17, 2014.
Tickets available online at Tickets.com, 24-hour ticket kiosks located outside the Paramount, Moore, and Neptune Theatre, Sonic Boom Records in Ballard, in person at the Paramount box office, or may also be purchased by phone at 1-877-STG-4TIX. For more information, visit STGPresents.org.
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's professional research interests are broad, but include star formation, exploding stars, dwarf galaxies, and the structure of our Milky Way.
In 2001, Tyson was appointed by President Bush to serve on a 12-member commission that studied the Future of the US Aerospace Industry. In 2004, Tyson was once again appointed by President Bush to serve on a 9-member commission on the implementation of the United States Space Exploration Policy. This group navigated a path by which the new space vision can become a successful part of the American agenda. And in 2006, the head of NASA appointed Tyson to serve on its prestigious Advisory Council, which will help guide NASA through its perennial need to fit its ambitious vision into its restricted budget.
Dr. Tyson has written ten books, dozens of professional publications, and monthly essays for Natural History magazine. He has also served as an on-camera host for PBS-NOVA's 4-part mini-series Origins and five seasons of NOVA ScienceNOW. The PBS/NOVA documentary "The Pluto Files", based on the book, premiered in March 2010. Currently, Tyson is working on a 21st century reboot of Carl Sagan's landmark television series COSMOS, currently airing on FOX.
Tyson is the recipient of eighteen 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, Tyson was voted Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive by People Magazine in 2000.
Seattle Theatre Group's 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. STG is the 501 (c)(3) non-profit arts organization that operates the historic Paramount, Moore and Neptune Theatres in Seattle, Washington.