So Wednesday I noted a post on Facebook that said Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson would be at the Providence Performing Arts Center on Thursday the 24th of September, 2015.
So I purchased two tickets for Keyron and myself. Kind of expensive at $90 each ticket but well worth it.
We had dinner at a local Teriyaki place. I had the Pork Katsu – very yummy. Keyron had a chicken dish. It had to be fast as we’d arrived at the restaurant at 6:30PM and I wanted to get to PPAC by 7PM. We arrived at 7:10 and getting in was VERY easy. Kudos to the ushers at PPAC.
Dr. Tyson had a full house and he entertained us for 2.5 hours.
He talks about how Earth and the Universe are trying to kill us all. Pretty amusing. He spoke of the demotion of Pluto from Planet to Icy Sphere. It was a good meandering trip through astrophysics.
He talked about the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation – and how two Nobel prizes were awarded but he didn’t say who discovered it. I know who discovered it, it was Arno Penzias and Robert Woodrow Wilson of Bell Labs. They had been searching out noise in a system and discovered the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation.
Even talked about telescopes. That’s something that fascinates me.
Then came the Q&A and I’ll be honest the questions were just shy of idiotic.
But all in all we had a good time. Tyson is entertaining when he’s stuffing knowledge into your noggin.