Neil deGrasse Tyson
Neil deGrasse Tyson. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Neil deGrasse Tyson is a well-known astrophysicist and author, and over the last year or so he’s added “film and television critic” to his resume.

His multi-city national tour, “An Astrophysicist Goes to the Movies,” is coming to the San Diego Civic Theatre for one night only — Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. — and tickets are now on sale.

During the show, Tyson reviews all the science that our favorite movies got wrong, along with some stuff that creators got right. He gives audiences a sense of what it might be like to sit beside him as he watches these films.

“If it’s not evident from Tyson’s pop culture presence, to hear him talk about movies makes it clear he is fascinated by everything. His energy is infectious, and his point of view emphasizes the ever-important need for critical thinking,” one reviewer wrote in December 2016. ” … he wants people to know that recognizing errors (even if it’s as insignificant as getting Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity wrong in The Expendables 2) makes room for learning, and for him, there’s no higher goal.”

Tyson obviously enjoys sharing his knowledge, opinions and humor. He regularly appears on television, radio and various other media outlets, and has been a regular guest on “The Colbert Report.” People magazine even called him the “Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive” in 2000.

Since 1996, he has been the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York City. The center is part of the American Museum of Natural History, where Tyson founded the Department of Astrophysics in 1997 and has been a research associate in the department since 2003.

Tyson studied at Harvard University, the University of Texas at Austin and Columbia University, and from 1991 to 1994 he was a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University.

Tickets for “An Astrophysicist Goes to the Movies” start at $50. Click here for more information.

–Staff