Neil deGrasse Tyson Comes to Eugene

Attention, humans! Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson will be in Eugene on Thursday, June 16, presenting his new lecture, “An Astrophysicist Goes to the Movies,” during which he will discuss the intersection of science and cinema as experienced through his own eyes. The event takes places at the Hult Center, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.—so you’ll have enough time to shuffle in and find your seat before everything kicks off at 7:30 p.m.

A national science celebrity and proud product of public schooling, Tyson earned his bachelor’s degree in physics from Harvard and a PhD in astrophysics from Columbia. Tyson is head of the Hayden Planetarium in NYC as well as a research associate with the American Museum of Natural History. He currently hosts Star Talk, a popular podcast and sometimes television series on the National Geographic Channel. He and a wide range of standup comics, scientists, and celebrity guests discuss the intersection of science, comedy, and pop culture. Tyson’s research interests include forming and exploding stars, dwarf galaxies, and the structure of the Milky Way galaxy.

Tickets range from $71.50 to $265, the latter of which comes with some autographed stuff and the best seats in the house.

By Matthew Hunt