Astrophysicist to speak at Fairfield U.
Published 8:58 am, Thursday, April 18, 2013
Fairfield University will present a talk by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson titled "This Just In: Latest Discoveries in the Universe" on Monday, April 22. It will be held in the school's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, 1073 N. Benson Road.
The lecture is sold out but the center's box office can be called at 203-254-4010 to be put on a wait list. Tickets cost $45.
Tyson is the Frederick P. Rose Director of New York City's Hayden Planetarium, according to a news release. He is also working on a 21st century reboot of Carl Sagan's landmark television series COSMOS, to air in 13 episodes on the FOX network in the spring of 2014.
Beginning in 2006, Tyson appeared as the on-camera host of PBS-NOVA's spinoff program NOVA ScienceNOW for five seasons. During the summer of 2009, he worked with professional standup comedians to bring science to commercial radio with the NSF-funded pilot program StarTalk.
He holds a Ph.D. in astrophysics from Columbia University in New York City, the release states.