Scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson to lecture at MSU

Astrophysicist, cosmologist, famous science communicator and author Neil deGrasse Tyson will lecture at the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse on Wednesday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for the lecture, hosted by the Leadership Institute, will go on sale Friday, Jan. 23 at 10 a.m. Students can purchase tickets for $10 and the general public can purchase tickets for $25. VIP tickets are $100 and include front row seats as well as a meet-and-greet reception after the show with Tyson.

Tyson is currently the Frederick P. Rose director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space. He is also the host for the popular Fox and National Geographic show, “Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey.” In the past Tyson has hosted the PBS “Nova ScienceNow” program and was a writer for Natural History magazine. He has made appearances on several shows including “CBS This Morning” and “The Daily Show” as well as “The Colbert Report” among other popular shows. He will soon have his own talk show on National Geographic Channel titled “Star Talk.”

Tyson, who is originally from the Bronx in New York City, graduated from Columbia University with a doctorate in astrophysics. He has conducted research on the structure of the Milky Way, star formation, exploding stars and dwarf galaxies.

The lecture is sponsored by Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation, Montana PBS, the MSU Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Leadership Institute, Office of Research and Economic Development, College of Engineering and ASMSU.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available at all Bobcat ticket outlets, including the Bobcat Ticket Office, The AskUs Desk, Rosauers or by calling 994-CATS and online at A handling charge per ticket will be added for those who order over phone, online or at Rosauers.  For more information, call (406) 994-7275 or visit


There will be a handling charge per ticket for those ordered over the phone, online or at Rosauers.

For more information, call (406) 994-7275 or visit