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Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson to Give Bryan Series Presentation Jan. 31

The Guilford College Bryan Series and the Greensboro Coliseum will present renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson in a Bryan Series special event presentation on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, at 7 pm at the Greensboro Coliseum.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public Friday, Aug. 5, at Ticketmaster.com and the Greensboro Coliseum Box Office. Bryan Series subscribers have an opportunity to order tickets in advance of public sales.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Greensboro Coliseum to bring Neil deGrasse Tyson to Greensboro in January,” said Ty Buckner, who manages the Guilford College Bryan Series. “He’s a rock-star scientist, and his incredibly popular presentations sell out regularly. The event in January is not to be missed.”

Neil is the Frederick P. Rose Director of the world-renowned Hayden Planetarium.  He is host of the radio show and podcast “StarTalk,” and in 2014, he was executive editor, host and narrator for “Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey” on FOX and the National Geographic channels. 

In February 2012, Neil released his 10th book, Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier, containing his thoughts on the past, present and future of space exploration.

He earned his B.A. in physics from Harvard University and his Ph.D. in astrophysics from Columbia University. His professional research interests include star formation, exploding stars, dwarf galaxies and the structure of the Milky Way galaxy.

In October 2000, Neil spoke for Guilford College as part of the dedication activities for the Frank Family Science Center.

The Jan. 31 program is part of a celebration of 20 years of great speakers in the Guilford College Bryan Series, which began in 1996 on campus and now has 2,600 subscribers attending programs at the Coliseum. In 2018, the series moves to the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts downtown. 

Five Bryan Series subscription programs are scheduled at the Coliseum beginning in September, featuring sustainable food expert Michael Pollan, astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly, human rights attorney Amal Clooney, equal justice advocate Bryan Stevenson and iconic actor Alan Alda.

More information is available at bryanseries.guilford.edu.