Neil De Grasse Tyson, Author and Host of NOVA, Science Now to Speak at Pace this Month

On Thursday evening, March 29, 2007, Bronx-born astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, host of NOVA, ScienceNow and Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History and the only scientist to eyewitness and record the collapse of the Twin Towers,, will give a public reading from his current best seller, “Death by Black Hole, and Other Cosmic Quandaries” at Pace University’s downtown Manhattan campus, One Pace Plaza, across from City Hall, at 6 PM.

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AN EVENING WITH NEIL deGRASSE TYSON

On Thursday evening, March 29, 2007, Bronx-born astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, host of NOVA, ScienceNow and Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History and the only scientist to eyewitness and record the collapse of the Twin Towers,, will give a public reading from his current best seller, “Death by Black Hole, and Other Cosmic Quandaries” at Pace University’s downtown Manhattan campus, One Pace Plaza, across from City Hall, at 6 PM.

WHO: Neil deGrasse Tyson, host of Nova, Science Now and Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History

WHAT: Reading, Q. and A., and book signing of Tyson’s “Death by Black Hole, and Other Cosmic Quandaries.” Free and open to the public. Light supper will be served. “Death by Black Hole” and other titles by the author will be available for signing.

WHEN: Thursday 29 March, 2007, 6:00 – 8:00pm

WHERE: Pace University, Multipurpose Room, One Pace Plaza, level B

“Death by Black Hole,” a collection of 42 essays first published in Natural History magazine, includes “In the Beginning,” winner of the prestigious Science Writing Award, 2005, from the American Institute of Physics.

Voted “the sexiest astrophysicist alive” by People Magazine in 2002, Tyson is the on-camera host of PBS-NOVA’s spinofff program NOVA ScienceNow, writes a monthly essay for Natural History magazine, is the author of seven books, was appointed to NASA’s Advisory Committee last year and is a former member of two Bush commissions, including the federal “Moon, Mars and Beyond,” to show how a new space vision can become part of the national agenda. Tyson is the recipient of seven honorary doctorates and the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal.

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”. Tyson graduated from the Bronx High School of Science, earned his BA in physics from Harvard and his PhD in astrophysics from Columbia. He has been the invited guest of heads of state, national and international, and his delivery skills combine humor, poetry, literary references and the combative maneuvers of a wrestler as he presents indispensable truths which affect our daily lives.

Media admission is by press card. More information is at www.pace.edu.