Neil deGrasse Tyson

Tickets for America’s favorite science communicator now on sale 

Tickets are on sale now for Proctors members, sponsors and Key Private Bank Broadway Series subscribers to An Evening with Neil deGrasse Tyson, at Proctors, 8 p.m. Monday, April 11, 2016.

Join America’s favorite science communicator in an “engaging conversation on science, exploration and the world as we know it.”

Tickets, from $25.75–$90.75, go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15 at the Box Office at Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady; by phone at 518.346.6204; and online at proctors.org. A limited number of VIP packages with special seating and Meet & Greet are available for $255.75.

Dr. Tyson, a New York City native, is the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History. He is host of the popular astronomy show StarTalk Radio and helmed the television programs Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey and NOVA scienceNOW.

Tyson, who graduated from the Bronx High School of Science and went on to earn a BA in Physics from Harvard and a PhD in Astrophysics from Columbia, has popularized science for a new generation, bringing the cosmos to the community with simple, straightforward talk about the stuff of stars.

In addition to being the New York Times bestselling author of 10 books, Tyson is the recipient of 19 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.” And, on the lighter side, Tyson was voted “Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive” by People Magazine in 2000.

Tyson’s professional research interests are broad, but include star formation, exploding stars, dwarf galaxies and the structure of our Milky Way.

An Evening with Neil deGrasse Tyson at Proctors is sponsored by Dimension Fabricators, Inc. & Union College