Television personality, astrophysicist deGrasse Tyson appears at UNR |

Television personality, astrophysicist deGrasse Tyson appears at UNR

Nevada Appeal Staff Report

He sent shockwaves through schoolrooms everywhere, and throughout the world, when he, as director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, spearheaded debate on Pluto’s questionable status as a major planet in our galaxy.

Promoting that beloved Pluto should no longer be classified as a planet has landed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson in the headlines of several major publications, including The New York Times and Time Magazine, and on television programs such as The Colbert Report and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Now, the engaging scientist and author continues to raise public appreciation of science and the cosmos as he visits the University of Nevada, Reno campus to present, “The World as Seen Through the Lens of a Scientist,” in which he will focus on how knowledge of math, biology, chemistry and physics can transform the way you live, work and play.

The public is invited to enjoy Tyson’s humor and wit as he brings the study of science into mainstream America.

The presentation will be from 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Redfield Auditorium in the Davidson Mathematics and Science Center at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Free parking is available in the three lots designated as “Silver 12” off Evans Avenue at Ninth Street. Access campus map at

A question and answer period will immediately follow the presentation along with a reception and book-signing with the latest two books from Tyson available for sale.

Tyson has written several books including The New York Times bestseller, “The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet” and “Death By Black Hole and Other Cosmic Quandaries.” Visit his website at http://www.haydenplane