Friday, May 10, 2013

Badass Himself Neil deGrasse Tyson Coming to Winter Park (along with Ken Burns, Arun Gandhi, and others)

By Ken Storey

If you ever have been on the internet (hello!) then you've probably seen the famous Neil deGrasse Tyson reaction meme.  By far one of the most popular memes of all time the meme has made Neil deGrasse Tyson one of the most famous astrophysicist of all time.  His insane amount of knowledge doesn't hurt either.  Tyson has ten books and is currently working on a 21st century reboot of Carl Sagan's landmark television series COSMOS, to air in 13 episodes on the FOX network in the spring of 2014.  For five seasons Tyson was also the on-camera host of PBS-NOVA's spinoff program NOVA ScienceNOW.

The world famous astrophysicist is coming to Winter Park on September 12, 2013 as part of the Winter Park Institute 2013 fall speaking schedule.  deGrassee Tyson isn't the only huge name scheduled for the 2013/2014 speaking schedule.

  • Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, will be the speaker on October 2, 2013.
  • United States Poet Laureate 2001-2003 Billy Collins will speak on November 7, 2013.
  • Wall Street Journal Theater Critic and Author Terry Teachout will kick off the 2014 series on February 4.
  • Documentarist Ken Burns will be the guest speaking on April 7, 2014. on Facebook on Pinterest on twitter on Instagram