The AT&T Performing Arts Center announced today that individual tickets for Neil deGrasse Tyson will go on sale Fri., Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. Voted “sexiest astrophysicist” by People Magazine in 2000, Neil deGrasse Tyson will enlighten and amaze the audience at the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House in the Dallas Arts District at 8 p.m. on Mon., May 19, 2014.
For five seasons, beginning in the fall of 2006, Tyson appeared as the on-camera host of PBS-NOVA's spinoff program NOVA Science NOW, which is an accessible look at the frontier of all the science that shapes the understanding of our place in the universe.
Center Members get access to the best available tickets before they go on sale to the public. Call Membership Services at 214.978.2888 or go to attpac.org/support to join. The exclusive Member pre-sale began on Monday, January 27.
Tickets range from $100 to $20 and can be purchased online at www.attpac.org, by phone at 214.880.0202 or in person at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Information Center, 2353 Flora Street (Mon. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Tues. thru Sat. 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.).
Neil deGrasse Tyson was born and raised in New York City where he was educated in the public schools clear through his graduation from the Bronx High School of Science. Tyson went on to earn his BA in Physics from Harvard and his PhD in Astrophysics from Columbia.
Tyson's professional research interests are broad, but include star formation, exploding stars, dwarf galaxies, and the structure of our Milky Way.
In 2001, Tyson was appointed by President Bush to serve on a 12-member commission that studied the Future of the US Aerospace Industry. The final report was published in 2002 and contained recommendations (for Congress and for the major agencies of the government) that would promote a thriving future of transportation, space exploration, and national security.
In 2004, Tyson was once again appointed by President Bush to serve on a 9-member commission on the Implementation of the United States Space Exploration Policy, dubbed the “Moon, Mars, and Beyond” commission. This group navigated a path by which the new space vision can become a successful part of the American agenda. And in 2006, the head of NASA appointed Tyson to serve on its prestigious Advisory Council, which will help guide NASA through its perennial need to fit its ambitious vision into its restricted budget.
In February 2012, Tyson released his tenth book, containing every thought he has ever had on the past, present, and future of space exploration: Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier. Currently, Tyson is 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.
Tyson is the first occupant of the Frederick P. Rose Directorship of the Hayden Planetarium.