March 5, 2007

A Night of Cosmic Mayhem with Neil deGrasse Tyson and "Starboy" on Wednesday, March 7




NEIL deGRASSE TYSON LECTURES ON OUR AWESOME (AND SCARY) UNIVERSE AT 8 P.M.
Is the universe cuddly and friendly? NO! It’s full of “monstrous gamma-ray bursts, deadly pulsars, matter-crushing gravitational fields, [and] matter-hungry black holes that flay their bloated stellar neighbors.”

The author of Death By Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson embarks on an interstellar journey to explore quasars, exploding stars, dwarf galaxies, AND what will happen if you fly your spaceship too close to a black hole.

Dr. Tyson is the director of the Hayden Planetarium, host of PBS’s Nova: scienceNOW, and current chair of the Planetary Society, originally founded by Carl Sagan. He is also the “Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive,” according to People magazine,

"STARBOY": AN ANIMATED ROCK MUSICAL AT 9:30 P.M.
In composer/musician Lee Feldman’s “Starboy,” a two-dimensional superhero from a dying outer-space world falls in love with a three-dimensional girl. Starboy zaps monsters, helps old ladies cross the street, and lives in an apartment with his uncle, “the mathematician.” Feldman’s songs are haunting, way past quirky, and strangely catchy. The chunky, colorful animation is by Joe Campbell.

--Before: Groove to tunes inspired by the cosmic ballet.

--Imbibe the Quantum Cocktail of the Night: the Big Bang—it will blow your mind.....

--Purchase copies of "Starboy" and Neil deGrasse Tyson’s best-selling new book.

The “Secret Science Club” meets Wednesday, March 7th at 8 p.m. (and the first Wednesday of every month) in the basement at @ Union Hall, 702 Union St. (at 5th Ave.) in Park Slope, Brooklyn. p: 718.638.4400 Subway: R to Union St.; F to 4th Ave.; Q, 2, 3, 4, 5 to Atlantic

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