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Neil deGrasse Tyson "An Astrophysicist Goes To The Movies"

Published: Nov 14, 2016

Award-winning astrophysicist, author, and host of TV’s StarTalk, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson goes Hollywood in An Astrophysicist Goes to the Movies in the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, November 16 at 8 p.m.

From Star Wars to Frozen to The Martian, Tyson offers an entertaining and enlightening review of the science that our favorite movies got wrong, combined with some of the stuff they actually got right. This journey through contemporary American popular culture uses science as the signposts as he focuses on movies and TV shows that most people know and love while offering a new appreciation of such moments as Luke Skywalker looking up at the double sunset.

A man that has held his own with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show and Stephen Colbert on the Colbert Report, Tyson stresses this is not a university lecture. In an interview for the Broward Center program Spotlight, he said, “I want you to leave and think, 'Boy, I learned a lot!' and enjoyed every minute of it. That's how I want you to feel. I think you'll enjoy it because I think the universe is hilarious!"

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