I found out that Neil deGrasse Tyson was coming to Portland from my son of all people. We were grabbing lunch together, and he said that he and his mom have tickets to see him. I instantly grabbed my phone and got two tickets for the pre-sale.

You may be asking, who is Neil deGrasse Tyson?

Tyson is an astrophysicist, author, and one of the best science communicators in the business, describing our universe in easy-to-understand terms. He is the director of the  Hayden Planetarium in New York City, and has been with the Planetarium since 1994, working his way up to director.

He's also the person who was behind Pluto no longer being one of the planets of our solar system, but a dwarf planet. Not everyone was happy about that, like this kid who wrote to Tyson about it.

Tyson was also the host of Cosmos, a reboot of the classic PBS show that answered questions about our universe.

Yep. I'm a fan.

Neil deGrasse Tyson is coming to Merrill Auditorium on March 19, 2025, at 7:30. His show is called "Astronomy Bizarre", where he explains black holes, dark matter, dark energy, wormholes, and what all the superhero movies, TV shows, and comic books rely on for their stories: multiverses.

Tickets are on sale now at the Merrill Auditorium box office, or you can get them online at porttix.com and have your tickets sent right to your phone two weeks before the show. I can't wait!

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