TV’s “Cosmos” Host to Visit UIndy in October

NDTyson__Final#Indianapolis — It’s hard to get famous as an astrophysicist, but Neil deGrasse Tyson, host of Fox Television’s “Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey,” has done so thanks to his likable approach to explaining the complexities of the universe in everyday language.

Tyson will be at the University of Indianapolis Ransburg Auditorium on October 22 to share humankind’s latest discoveries in his aptly-named talk: “This Just In: Latest Discoveries in the Universe.” A question-and-answer session will follow his presentation. The doors of the auditorium will open at 6:00pm. Any seats unclaimed by 6:45pm will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitors unable to obtain seating are invited to view a live video feed of Tyson’s address in UIndy’s Schwitzer Student Center.

Free tickets for the general public will be available starting at 11:00am on September 9 through the Event Ticketing Center at the auditorium. Tickets may be obtained –two per customer –in person, by phone at (317) 788-3251 or online at (recommended).  Those

The Tyson appearance is part of UIndy’s Blanche E. Penrod Lecture Series. The night before the Tyson lecture — on October 21 —  faculty from the university’s Department of Physics & Earth-Space Sciences will examine the night sky from the school’s Noblitt Observatory in Lilly Science Hall, which features 8-inch reflector and 8-inch refractor telescopes. Members of the public are invited for the stargazing.