Press Release An Evening with Neil deGrasse Tyson - Famed astrophysicist to discuss his new book, Starry Messenger: Perspectives on Civilization - October 3

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Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County

Famed astrophysicist explores the issues of our time through the prism of science to celebrate the release of his new book, Starry Messenger: Perspectives on Civilization

Monday, October 3, 2022 at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $47* - each paid ticket includes a copy of Starry Messenger: Perspectives on Civilization
Knight Concert Hall

Miami, FL – August 18, 2022 – Books & Books (@booksandbooks), Miami Book Fair (@miamibookfair), Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science (@frostscience) and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@arshtcenter) are proud to present AN EVENING WITH NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON (@neildegrassetyson) on October 3 in the Knight Concert Hall. In a conversation moderated by Dr. Doug Roberts, vice president of science education and director of the Frost Planetarium at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, Dr. Tyson will examine civilization as seen through the prism of science and the scientific mind.

Tickets to AN EVENING WITH NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON are $47* and include a copy of his book, Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization (Holt; $28.99). Tickets are available now for Culturist members and will be available to the general public on August 19. Tickets may be purchased through the Arsht Center Box Office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at

Dr. Tyson is the most famous astrophysicist of our time. In Starry Messenger he walks readers through a scientific view of everyday life topics – things typically discussed around the office, with family and friends, at the dinner table, and sometimes just within our own, unexpressed thoughts. With his extraordinary breadth of knowledge, and his unique point of view, Dr. Tyson tackles the topics and issues that are constantly debated, whether in the media, online, or in real life. His cosmic perspectives may make readers think twice about what they believe to be true, as he takes on a multitude of subjects including truth and beauty; exploration and discovery; Earth and Moon; conflict and resolution; risk and reward; meatarians and vegetarians; gender and identity; color and race; law and order; body and mind; and life and death.

With the same curiosity that drove Neil deGrasse Tyson to explore space from a very young age and make it his life’s occupation and vocation, he now fills out his bibliography with his most expansive book to date, Starry Messenger.

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist and the author of the #1 bestselling Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, among other books. He is the director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, where he has served since 1996. He is the two-time host of the beloved TV series Cosmos — rebooting the original 1980 series hosted by Carl Sagan. Dr. Tyson is also the host and cofounder of the Emmy-nominated popular podcast StarTalk and its spinoff StarTalk Sports Edition, which combine science, humor, and pop culture. He is a recipient of 21 honorary doctorates, the Public Welfare Medal from the National Academy of Sciences, and the Distinguished Public Service Medal from NASA. Asteroid 13123 Tyson is named in his honor. He lives in New York City.

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