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Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson talks science in movies at Hershey Theatre on April 26

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson talks science in movies at Hershey Theatre on April 26
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From a press release:

From “Star Wars” to “Frozen” to “Gravity” to “The Martian,” astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, and TV show host Neil deGrasse Tyson will provide an entertaining and enlightening review of all the science that your favorite movies got wrong at the Hershey Theatre on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for this show are $57.85, $77.85, $97.85, and $252.85 (processing fees apply, and there is a meet and greet and signed poster included in the highest ticket price). They are available at the Hershey Theatre box office (15 E. Caracas Ave., Hershey), online at and, and by phone at 717-534-3405 and 800-745-3000.

Neil deGrasse Tyson was born and raised in New York City, where he was educated in the public schools 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.

In 2001, Tyson was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve on a 12-member commission that studied the Future of the U.S. 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 nine-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.

For five seasons, beginning in the fall of 2006, Tyson appeared as the on-camera host of PBS-NOVA’s spin-off program “NOVA ScienceNOW,” which is an accessible look at the frontier of all the science that shapes the understanding of our place in the universe.

During the summer of 2009, Tyson identified a stable of professional stand-up comedians to assist his effort in bringing science to commercial radio with the NSF-funded pilot program “StarTalk.” Now also a popular podcast and a limited-run television series on the National Geographic Channel, “StarTalk” combines celebrity guests with informative yet playful banter.

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.”