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October 3, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
In-Person | Starry Messenger: An Evening with Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Books & Books, Miami Book Fair, Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science and Adrienne Arsht Center present…
An Evening with
Neil DeGrasse Tyson
in conversation with
Doug Roberts, Ph. D.
Vice President, Science Education and Director of the Frost Planetarium
Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization
Monday, October 3, 7pm
In-Person at The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall | 1300 Biscayne Blvd
*Tickets include entry into the event and one (1) copy of Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization. Books will be given out upon entry into the Knight Concert Hall on Monday, October 3rd.
Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist and the author of the No. 1 best seller Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, among other books. He is the director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, where he has served since 1996. Dr. Tyson is also the host and co-founder of the Emmy-nominated podcast StarTalk and its spinoff StarTalk Sports Edition, which combine science, humor and pop culture. He is a recipient of 21 honorary doctorates, the Public Welfare Medal from the National Academy of Sciences and the Distinguished Public Service Medal from NASA. Asteroid 13123 Tyson is named in his honor.
Dr. Tyson will be in conversation with Dr. Doug Roberts, vice president, science education and director of the Frost Planetarium at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science and introduced by Mitchell Kaplan.
His new book, Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization, will be published in September. The purchase of each full-price ticket includes a copy of the book.
About the Book:
Bringing his cosmic perspective to civilization on Earth, Neil deGrasse Tyson shines new light on the crucial fault lines of our time—war, politics, religion, truth, beauty, gender, and race—in a way that stimulates a deeper sense of unity for us all.
In a time when our political and cultural views feel more polarized than ever, Tyson provides a much-needed antidote to so much of what divides us, while making a passionate case for the twin chariots of enlightenment—a cosmic perspective and the rationality of science.
After thinking deeply about how science sees the world and about Earth as a planet, the human brain has the capacity to reset and recalibrates life’s priorities, shaping the actions we might take in response. No outlook on culture, society, or civilization remains untouched.
With crystalline prose, Starry Messenger walks us through the scientific palette that sees and paints the world differently. From insights on resolving global conflict to reminders of how precious it is to be alive, Tyson reveals, with warmth and eloquence, an array of brilliant and beautiful truths that apply to us all, informed and enlightened by knowledge of our place in the universe.
About the Author:
NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON is an astrophysicist and the author of the #1 bestselling Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, among other books. He is the director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, where he has served since 1996. Dr. Tyson is also the host and cofounder of the Emmy-nominated popular podcast StarTalk and its spinoff StarTalk Sports Edition, which combine science, humor, and pop culture. He is a recipient of 21 honorary doctorates, the Public Welfare Medal from the National Academy of Sciences, and the Distinguished Public Service Medal from NASA. Asteroid 13123 Tyson is named in his honor. He lives in New York City.
About the Moderator:
DOUG ROBERTS joins Frost Science with more than two decades of experience bringing together informal science education and academic research. One of the areas of intersection between science and education is that of scientific visualization. Dr. Roberts has lead visualization efforts for researchers at previous jobs at the University of Illinois and Northwestern University, as well as the Adler Planetarium in Chicago. Most recently, he led the technology efforts at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, planning huge updates to its Omni theater.
Dr. Roberts grew up in Kansas and was always interested in astronomy and science. His passion for technology was given direction to support his astronomy research efforts on the radio, which he did at the University of Oklahoma and at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Socorro, New Mexico,
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