Hot off his boffo Fox series Cosmos, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has sold out the annual Tanner Lecture on Human Values at Kingsbury Hall. Not since Carl Sagan has anyone made science so sexy. (Sorry, Stephen Hawking.)
But fear not, nerds, you can still have sexy time with Neil—for FREE!
Yes, via the wonders of communication science, the UofU will project a hologram of deGrasse Tyson to other venues on campus!
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THIS JUST IN: The U School of Computing hasn't perfected the hologram thing yet, but Neil will be visible simultaneously in glorious 2D at the Marriott Library’s Gould Auditorium, the Social and Behavioral Science Lecture Hall, 392 S. 1530 East and the Social Work Building Auditorium, 395 S. 1500 East.
Wednesday, March 26, 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)
In his lecture “Science as a Way of Knowing,” Tyson argues that rigorous science is the way to understand, not only the universe, but human values.
Considering that Tyson has set off a bubbling hubbub among climate-change deniers and creationists (by saying on Cosmos things like: "The theory of evolution, like the theory of gravity, is a scientific fact,"), we can only hope the Utah Legislature or at the very least, Republican Rep. Jerry Anderson, attends the lecture.
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