Neil DeGrasse Tyson


Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Chicago Theatre

Bring your wonder-filled friends to see astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson at the Chicago Theatre October 18, and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside!


Neil DeGrasse Tyson began giving lectures on astronomy at the age of 15! He credits a summons to meet the world-renowned physicist Carl Sagan at the age of 17, as the start of his career as a science communicator. Tyson got his PhD ins astrophysics from Columbia University.


Neil DeGrasse Tyson is also a born entertainer, taking the most abstract of subjects and explaining them so lay persons can understand. Tyson is, of course, black. He has commented: “My life experience tells me, when you don’t find blacks in the sciences, when you don’t find women in the sciences, I know these forces are real and I had to survive them in order to get where I am today. So, before we start talking about genetic differences, you gotta come up with a system where there’s equal opportunity. Then we can start having that conversation.”


The Chicago Theatre is located at 175 North State Street in the heart of the Loop. For tickets to see Neil deGrasse Tyson, go online to and follow the prompts.


Make your Neil DeGrasse Tyson mind-blowing experience even more enjoyable by staying at the Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside. The hotel offers free shuttle service to and from O’Hare Airport in Chicago, affordable, comfortable rooms, a breakfast bar and restaurant and much more. The hotel is pet friendly and offers AAA rates.