Neil deGrasse Tyson
On Thursday, May 18th 2017 Neil deGrasse Tyson is coming to the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis, Missouri. 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. Come join Neil deGrasse Tyson for a special live appearance in connection with the release of his new book, “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.” In this illustrated talk, Neil deGrasse Tyson will explore the perennial mismatch between collective expectations of where we should be in space by now and the geopolitical, cultural, and economic realities that limit it.