Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson

The highly popular and influential science advocate and author, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson will appear at the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts on September 28.

Tyson has managed to capture audiences with his sometimes humorous and always informative insights into modern physics. A regular guest on The Daily Show, The Colbert Report and host of his own enduring radio show StarTalk, Tyson, continually inspires generations old and new to take an interest in the universe around them.

Tyson's latest book, Astrophysics for People In A Hurry (to be released in May 2017), is an introduction to what’s making news in the universe -- consummated, in one place, succinctly presented, for people in a hurry.

Additionally, he has taken on the challenge of updating Carl Sagan's definitive 1980 television series 'Cosmos: A Personal Voyage' with 'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,' asking questions about the abyss of space.

Tyson is the recipient of twenty honorary doctorates and the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, the highest award given by NASA to a non-government citizen. His contributions to the public appreciation of the cosmos have been recognized by the International Astronomical Union in their official naming of asteroid 13123 Tyson. On the lighter side, Tyson was voted Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive by People Magazine in 2000.

He is also the fifth head of the world-renowned Hayden Planetarium in New York City, the first occupant of its Frederick P. Rose Directorship and a research associate of the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History.

An evening with the Frederick K. Rose Director of Hayden Planetarium will stretch your imagination and keep you entertained far beyond this dimension!


Tickets are available online at TheHanoverTheatre.org, by phone at 877.571.SHOW (7469) or at The Hanover Theatre box office located at 2 Southbridge Street in downtown Worcester.

Event Dates

  • Thursday, Sep 28 Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts