Neil deGrasse Tyson at Wright State Univ. in Dayton

UPDATE: This event has been moved to the Nutter Center in anticipation of large turnout. Address above reflects that change. Live video of the event will be available in the Student Union Apollo Center for any overflow audience. Seating is first come, first serve.

Field Trip! Kick-ass astrophysicist and general awesome science advocate Neil deGrasse Tyson will be giving a lecture at Wright State in Dayton.

This event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Tyson is the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History and visiting research scientist and lecturer at Princeton University. Tyson has authored six books on astronomy and astrophysics and is a columnist for Stardate magazine.

More information about the event here: http://www.wright.edu/presidential-lecture-series/speakers#tyson

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  • Michael C

    Good talk; very light. He's goofy and his talk wasn't very focused, but he's definitely charming and has that everyman approachability that helps make topics interesting. I actually arrived too late and had to catch the video feed at the student union building, which made it almost not worth the drive. My fault, I suppose; I'd never been to one of these talks. Did that happen to anyone else? I stayed for the Q&A but wasn't sure if he did a meet and greet and signed books. Suppose I'd rather not know! Also, I haven't met any of you before so I didn't look for any of you. Maybe next time.

    March 8, 2013

  • Stacie R.

    Enjoyed every minute

    March 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Down in front!

    March 7, 2013

  • Stacie R.

    Super excited! Such a fan girl!!

    1 · March 7, 2013

  • John

    Hope some are able to update meetup or Facebook real time so I can experience it vicariously!

    March 7, 2013

  • Sharon M.

    Hi All! Looks like this is going to be a very packed event. I have a little bit more information that might be helpful. The talk itself is free and open to the public. I do not know if there will be a charge for parking, but it seems prudent to have a little cash on hand in case. The McLin Gym is located at the back of the Nutter Center. Enter through Gate 9, which logically seems to be near Lot 9. Freethought Dayton has a parking map in there facebook event. https://www.facebook.com/events/214888928645989/

    Freethought Dayton is also hosting a party after, if you want to bask in NDT afterglow. More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/453626134692435/?ref=25

    1 · March 7, 2013

  • Don V.

    I'd like a ride. I' live in OTE / Franklin Park. Best way, call me,[masked] no CID.

    March 6, 2013

  • Jamie N.

    Planning on going very early (like departing at 4:00), so hope to see other HCCO attendees there!

    March 1, 2013

    • Jeremy R.

      We're leaving about 4 too. But I doubt that'll be very early. I'm sure people will be lined or or waiting well before that.

      March 6, 2013

  • Michael C

    Does anyone happen to know about the parking situation? Like if there is special event parking or if we park in the visitor parking? Either way, I don't expect it to be cheap.

    March 6, 2013

  • David I.

    Can't miss this guy.

    March 6, 2013

  • David W.

    Going to try to be there. I'm working in Dayton that day so it should be doable.

    February 25, 2013

  • Doris

    My husband and I will be driving, we have room for 2 people if anyone needs a ride.

    February 16, 2013

  • Doris

    Should be fun!

    February 16, 2013

  • John

    Does his lecture have a title? Any idea what he'll talk about?

    February 15, 2013

    • Sharon M.

      Found it! “Ten Things You Need to Know about the Universe” by Neil deGrasse Tyson
      With his famously charismatic personality, Tyson brings complicated scientific concepts to a mainstream audience. He will present what he believes are 10 important things that everyone should understand about the universe, including such provocative statements as “The Earth Wants to Kill You” and “We Are Stardust.”

      February 15, 2013

    • Sharon M.

      It is part of a larger series that weekend that is also open to the public http://www.wright.edu...­

      February 15, 2013

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