Are we alone? Does life exist beyond our solar system? Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, the world’s preeminent astrophysicist and one of the most inspiring minds in science, technology and innovation offers his perspectives about our reach for distant horizons in his upcoming talk at Meridian Hall on February 6, 2024. In this one-night-only appearance, Dr. Tyson will examine civilization as seen through the prism of science and the scientific mind.
Beginning with Mars, we review the ongoing effort to search for habitable planets, liquid water, and life in the cosmos. Culminating in the search for intelligent life, whether or not it already exists on Earth.
Dr. Tyson is the author of a number of books aimed at furthering an understanding of space and the universe, including his most recent book “Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization.” He also maintains a popular social media presence, through which he engages with millions of followers on a variety of topics. His podcast, StarTalk, has a wide following, has been on air since 2009.
He first rose to national prominence in the mid-1990s through his submissions to dozens of scientific publications, including columns for Natural History and StarDate magazines. Educated in the New York City public school system, Dr. Tyson graduated from the Bronx High School of Science and went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in physics from Harvard University and his PhD in astrophysics from Columbia University. He is the recipient of 21 honorary doctorates and the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, the agency’s highest award for a non-government citizen.
Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson’s The Search for Life in the Universe is presented by Toronto based, Unique Lives & Experiences a 30-year veteran in promoting lecture entertainment.