Neil deGrasse Tyson to kickoff Space Symposium

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One of the biggest rock stars in the world of science, Neil deGrasse Tyson, will kickoff the 28th National Space Symposium with a keynote address.

Those outside the science world might best know Tyson as host of the PBS program NOVA ScienceNOW, but he is also the Frederick P. Rose Director of New York’s Hayden Planetarium and a best-selling author


The 28th National Space Symposium is scheduled for April 16-19, at The Broadmoor.

Tyson is a former member of the board of directors of the Space Foundation, is a recipient of the Space Foundation’s Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award and currently serves as an honorary director of the Space Foundation.

“Neil Tyson is the intergalactic space poet laureate of our time,” said Space Foundation CEO Elliot Pulham. “He connects people with the universe with wit, humor and genius that has proven irresistible to his millions of readers, viewers, students, lecture guests and fans the world over.”

The Symposium features more than 100 speakers from the global space community, the expansive Ball Aerospace Exhibit Center with a new Pavilion this year, an opening ceremony featuring the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, presentation of prestigious Space Foundation awards, the popular Space Technology Hall of Fame dinner and special programs for educators, students and young space professionals.

More information and registration at