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Kimmel Campus Presents

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson:

An Astrophysicist Goes to the Movies - II

Sep 23, 2022
7:30 PM

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Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and author, brings his lecture "An Astrophysicist Goes to the Movies - II" to Philadelphia. A sequel to his popular “An Astrophysicist Goes to the Movies,” this new lecture covers an entirely different group of thirty films and tv shows, from The Wizard of Oz to Mary Poppins to Game of Thrones to Harry Potter to The Lion King. Experience an entertaining and enlightening review of all the science that our favorite movies got wrong combined with some of the stuff they got right. This evening with America’s best known astrophysicist incorporates the latest films as well as some classics that you may not have known had any science in them at all.

Dr. Tyson is an astrophysicist and the author of the best-selling Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, among other books. He is the director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, where he has served since 1996. Dr. Tyson is also the host and cofounder of the Emmy-nominated popular podcast “StarTalk,” which combines science, humor and pop culture, and the spinoff “StarTalk Sports Edition.” He is a recipient of 21 honorary doctorates and the Public Welfare Medal from the National Academy of Sciences and the Distinguished Public Service Medal from NASA. He is set to release a new book titled Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization on September 20th, 2022.

  • A limited-edition Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization will be released for this tour.
  • VIP tickets include:
    • A signed copy of Starry Messenger.
    • Post Show VIP/Meet & Greet from the stage for 30-60 minutes.
    • VIP Group Photo Opportunity with Photographer will be provided.
Marian Anderson Hall

Kimmel Center

300 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102


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