Wednesday, Sep 28, 2022 8:00 PM
Atlanta Symphony Hall
1280 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, host of “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” and bestselling author of “Letters from an Astrophysicist” returns to Atlanta with part two of his fan favorite, illustrated lecture, “An Astrophysicist Goes to the Movies” on September 28th at Atlanta Symphony Hall.
Derived from an entirely different set of thirty films, from “The Wizard of Oz” to “Mary Poppins” to “Game of Thrones” to “Harry Potter” to “The Lion King,” “An Astrophysicist Goes to the Movies, Part II” is an entertaining and enlightening review of all the science movies got wrong, combined with some of the stuff they got right.
A Cappella Books will have copies of Dr. Tyson’s new book, “Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization,” and several other titles available for purchase at the event.
Please visit Atlanta Symphony Hall’s website for the most up-to-date information on the venue’s COVID policies.
About the Book
Bringing his cosmic perspective to civilization on Earth, Neil deGrasse Tyson shines new light on the crucial fault lines of our time—war, politics, religion, truth, beauty, gender, and race—in a way that stimulates a deeper sense of unity for us all.
In a time when our political and cultural views feel more polarized than ever, Tyson provides a much-needed antidote to so much of what divides us, while making a passionate case for the twin chariots of enlightenment—a cosmic perspective and the rationality of science.
After thinking deeply about how science sees the world and about Earth as a planet, the human brain has the capacity to reset and recalibrates life’s priorities, shaping the actions we might take in response. No outlook on culture, society, or civilization remains untouched.
With crystalline prose, “Starry Messenger” walks us through the scientific palette that sees and paints the world differently. From insights on resolving global conflict to reminders of how precious it is to be alive, Tyson reveals, with warmth and eloquence, an array of brilliant and beautiful truths that apply to us all, informed and enlightened by knowledge of our place in the universe.
About the Author
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. 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.