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Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson

Date: Monday - September 30, 2013
Time: 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: Founders Hall

The Thomas J. Volpe Lecture Series
proudly presents:

Neil deGrasse Tyson
Director, Hayden Planetarium

St. Francis College is proud to welcome Astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson as the 2013 Thomas J. Volpe Lecture Series speaker on Monday, September 30 at 12:30 in the College’s Founders Hall.

DeGrasse Tyson, the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium, was born and raised in New York City. The son of St. Francis graduate Cyril ’53, he was educated in the public schools through his graduation from the Bronx High School of Science. Tyson went on to earn his BA in Physics from Harvard and his PhD in Astrophysics from Columbia.

Tyson's professional research interests are broad, but include star formation, exploding stars, dwarf galaxies, and the structure of our Milky Way. He is currently working on a new version of the landmark science TV series, COSMOS.

The lecture series is funded through a generous gift from Thomas J. Volpe, Chairman Emeritus of the St. Francis College Board of Trustees and a former Senior Vice President of Financial Operations for The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc..

Guest speakers offer an international perspective in a variety of fields; from business leaders to world leaders. Past speakers include authors Frank Bruni, Pete Hamill, E.L. Doctorow and Salman Rushdie, Russell Simmons (Def Jam), Mariane Pearl (wife of slain reporter Daniel Pearl), Paul Rusesabagina (the real Hotel Rwanda hero), Lech Walesa (former President of Poland, Nobel Prize winner) and George Mitchell (former U.S. Senator, Nobel Peace Prize nominee, baseball steroids report).

The Neil deGrasse Tyson event is part of a week-long celebration by the College of the Feast of St. Francis. Learn more at

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