Neil deGrasse Tyson

The highly popular and influential science advocate and author, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson brings two nights, with two different topics to the Center for the Performing Arts in San Jose on May 11 and 12. 


On Monday, May 11th, Tyson presents “An Astrophysicist Goes to the Movies.” From Star Wars to Frozen to The Martian. An entertaining and enlightening review of all the science that popular movies got wrong, combined with some of the stuff they got right. Tyson will incorporate the latest films as well as some classics, sharing the science behind in them at all.

On Tuesday, May 12th, Tyson will present The Cosmic Perspective.”   There is no view of the world as emotionally potent as the one granted by a cosmic perspective. It’s one that sees Earth as a planet in a vast empty universe. It profoundly influences what people think and feel about science, culture, politics, and life itself.

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.

Event Dates

  • Monday, May 11 Center For The Performing Arts
  • Tuesday, May 12 Center For The Performing Arts