Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson Incites Scientific Curiosity of the Next Generation at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi March 27

January 29, 2014

DSS Tyson

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is proud to announce Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist, Science Communicator, and  Host of the highly-anticipated Carl Sagan reboot, “Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey,” as the next speaker for the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Distinguished Speaker Series. 

Tyson, who is inciting the scientific curiosity of the next generation, will discuss his expectations of where we should be in our space endeavors and our limitations on Thursday, March 27, at 8 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. 

He is the face of PBS’ Nova Science Now and StarTalk Radio, presenting authoritative, innovative, and entertaining scientific stories. His professional research interests span from star formation and exploding stars to dwarf galaxies and the structure of our Milky Way.

Tyson obtains his data from the Hubble Space Telescope, as well as from telescopes in California, New Mexico, Arizona, and in the Andes Mountains of Chile. And, as Director of the Hayden Planetarium, he conducts research in astrophysics and brings the universe down to Earth.

In addition, Tyson is the Author of “Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier,” “The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of American’s Favorite Planet,” “The Sky is Not the Limit: Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist” and others.

A free Student Forum will precede the Distinguished Speaker Series event on March 27. Tyson will address high school and college students during the event.

All net proceeds from the Distinguished Speaker Series go toward scholarships for students attending Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Tickets for Tyson will go on sale Monday, March 3. Ticket prices range from $28-$48. VIP seating will also be available. To read more about Tyson or learn more about the Distinguished Speaker Series, click HERE.