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Neil deGrasse Tyson Tickets Available Sept. 29


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Written by: Samantha WhitingSeptember 25, 2014

Tickets to attend the Neil deGrasse Tyson lecture on campus become available to both the students and the Fort Wayne community on Monday, Sept. 29.

This lecture is the second of the semester, organized by the IPFW Omnibus Lecture Series, and will take place on Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are free, and are given out on a first-come first-served basis. You can claim tickets at the Larson Box Office in Gates Athletics Center beginning at 11:30 a.m., or online beginning at 1:30 p.m. The online tickets are accompanied by a $1 convenience charge.

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist with a bachelor’s in physics from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in astrophysics from Columbia University. Tyson is currently a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History and the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space. He also has appeared on television as the host of NOVA ScienceNow on PBS, and FOX’s reimagined Cosmos series.

Tyson gave the same lecture, “This Just In: Latest Discoveries in the Universe,” at Purdue University last year. The mixture of pop culture and science was appealing to students, drawing out a very large crowd. According to Lafayette Journal & Courier, while the lecture consisted of humor about Pluto being downgraded to a dwarf, Tyson also discussed possible future advancements in space science and exploration.

Our original posted story stated that tickets would become available on Tuesday, Sept. 30, and has been corrected to Monday, Sept. 29.