When astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson – perhaps the world’s favorite science guru – reached 1 million followers on Twitter in early 2013, he commemorated the occasion with a special tweet to his newest follower.
“Welcome @halfsail as my millionth Twitter follower. FYI: I tweet mostly random, occasionally coherent, cosmic brain droppings.”
Since then, Tyson has garnered another couple million followers – 3.06 to be exact, and has attained more than 2.4 million likes on his Facebook page. And, the numbers keep growing.
His engaging and charismatic personality, thought-provoking tweets and an ability to expound on complex and arcane topics with clarity (and often hilarity) have birthed a kind of Tyson cult following hanging on to his every word.
He can be found everywhere these days. He is the director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City and host of “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” a continuation of the late Carl Sagan’s classic PBS documentary miniseries exploring the infinite reaches of space and time. He is also host of the “StarTalk” radio show and makes regular appearances as the “nation’s expert on space” on major news programs and popular TV talk shows.
On Feb. 5, Palm Beach State College will welcome him at the Kravis Center for Performing Arts as the next nationally recognized speaker in the College Foundation’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math) initiative. Past speakers included Silicon Valley icon Steve Wozniak and two-time Oscar nominee John Lithgow. Proceeds support STEAM educational programs.
At the event, Tyson – fondly referred to as the “Master of the Universe”– will explain why the “Sky is NOT the Limit” and describe opportunities to engage in science all around us, all the time.
“Neil is one of the most sought after speakers in the science world today,” said Suellen Mann, executive director of the Foundation. “We are thrilled to have him join us in our efforts to promote STEM education and can’t wait to see how he’ll inspire us in February.”
At Contact press time, there were only a limited number of tickets remaining for this event.
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