Live Nation and Madison Square Garden Entertainment announced that award winning American astrophysicist, cosmologist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson will take The Chicago Theatre stage on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 7:30PM.
Born and raised in New York City, Tyson graduated from the Bronx High School of Science and then went on to earn his BA in Physics from Harvard University and his PhD in Astrophysics from Columbia University. 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 report was published in 2002 and contained recommendations to Congress and government agencies that would promote a thriving future of transportation, space exploration and national security.
In addition to professional publications, Tyson also writes for the public. From 1995 to 2005 he wrote monthly essays in the “Universe” column for Natural History magazine. He has also written more than ten books including The Pluto Files, which premiered as a PBS/NOVA documentary in 2010, and The New York Times bestseller, Other Cosmic Quandaries.
Recently, Tyson served as executive editor and host of the television series, Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey, which is a 21st century reboot of Carl Sagan’s landmark show. The series won four Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award and two Critics Choice Awards. Tyson is also the host of StarTalk on the National Geographic channel.
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.