Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson announces 2016 speaking engagements

Best-selling author and host of StarTalk to appear at Toronto's Sony Centre on February 24, 2016

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TORONTO, Nov. 10, 2015 /CNW/ - The Ontario Science Centre and Innovation Arts & Entertainment and today announced astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson will visit Toronto's Sony Centre on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 7:30pm. The host of National Geographic's StarTalk, best-selling author and director of the Hayden Planetarium will guide the ship of imagination to transport viewers to the nucleus of an atom and the farthest reaches of the universe as he explores humanity's quest for understanding. Dr. Maurice Bitran, CEO of the Ontario Science Centre who has a background in physics and astronomy, including a Ph.D. in radioastronomy, will introduce Dr. Tyson on stage.

Tickets are available beginning today at www.NeildeGrasseTysonLive.com.

"I've put together an engaging multi-media presentation that brings the expanses of modern science directly to audience members. Fans love the Q&A sessions that rival the event itself," says Dr. Tyson. In the past, he's been asked a myriad of questions about everything from space elevators to parenting advice. Tyson says, "These are family-friendly events. I'll frequently take questions from children since I'm fascinated with young ones who are interested in science."

The New York City native is host of StarTalk Radio and TV show along with FOX's Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey; he is a New York Times bestselling author of 10 books and is also a frequent guest on The Daily Show. President Bush appointed Tyson in 2001 and 2004 to serve on commissions studying the future of the U.S. aerospace industry and the implementation of the U.S. space exploration policy, respectively. Tyson is also the recipient of 18 honorary doctorates and the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, the highest award given by NASA to non-government citizens.

For more information and tickets, visit www.NeildeGrasseTysonLive.com

About Innovation Arts & Entertainment (IAE)
Innovation Arts & Entertainment (IAE) is a boutique producer of unique live entertainment experiences featuring intelligent, articulate, and engaging artists and authors.  All told, IAE brings the Best of Touring Broadway entertainment to 18 cities across North America and services over 20,000 season ticket holders throughout that network.  IAE is also proud to have recently produced the United States book tour for Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Anthony Bourdain's 2015 Close to the Bone Tour, as well as the 2015 US theater tour of renowned astrophysicist and host of TV's Cosmos, Neil deGrasse Tyson. Current and past tours feature Bobby Flay, Giada di Laurentiis, David Sedaris, Garrison Keillor, & William Shatner to audiences across North America.

Based in Chicago, IAE offers audiences across the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico the most exciting, critically successful live entertainment options.  From touring Broadway shows, speakers, concerts, comedians, and lecture, IAE sets the bar for quality, popular events and delivering ticket buyers to our theater and arena partners everywhere.

About The Ontario Science Centre
The Ontario Science Centre has welcomed more than 50 million visitors since it opened in 1969, pioneering an interactive approach adopted by science centres around the world. Today, the Science Centre is a leader in free-choice science learning and a key player in Ontario's innovation ecosystem, offering lifelong learning through hands-on, engaging experiences. It is also a venue for the public dialogue about science, technology and society. The Ontario Science Centre is an agency of the Government of Ontario funded in part by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. As a publicly assisted organization, the Science Centre relies on generous individuals, corporations and foundations who share a commitment to science and education for additional operating support. For more information, please visit www.OntarioScienceCentre.ca.

SOURCE Ontario Science Centre

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For further information: Media Contacts: John Tellem/Dan Grody, Tellem Grody PR, John@tellemgrodypr.com, Dan@tellemgrodypr.com, 310-313-3444; Anna Relyea, Director, Strategic Communications, Ontario Science Centre, Anna.Relyea@osc.on.ca, 416-606-3273


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