Neil deGrasse Tyson

Brings The Cosmic Perspective to Schenectady

New York Times best-selling author to return one year after Proctors visit

America’s favorite scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson returns to Proctors, 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 24, 2017, with a program called The Cosmic Perspective.

Tickets, from $20–$90, go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Box Office at Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady; by phone at 518.346.6204; and online at A limited number of VIP packages with special seating and Meet & Greet are available for $250.

“There is no view of the world as emotionally potent as the one granted by a cosmic perspective,” Tyson says in his talk. “It’s one that sees Earth as a planet in a vast empty universe. It profoundly influences what we think and feel about science, culture, politics and life itself.”

Dr. Tyson, who presented his popular and engaging An Astrophysicist Goes to the Movies to a packed house at the theatre last April, is a New York City native and the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History.

He is host of the popular astronomy show StarTalk Radio and helmed the television programs Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey and NOVA scienceNOW.

In addition to being the New York Times bestselling author of 10 books, Tyson is the recipient of 19 honorary doctorates and the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, the highest award given by NASA to a non-government citizen. His contributions to the public appreciation of the cosmos have been recognized by the International Astronomical Union in their official naming of asteroid “13123 Tyson.”