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Reynolds Auditorium welcomes Neil deGrasse Tyson with Matt & Shari Brady

image of event banner for conversation with Neil deGrasse Tyson, closing of Bookmarks Festival

Reynolds Auditorium & Bookmarks


Neil deGrasse Tyson

with Matt & Shari Brady

For tickets and event information, visit Festival Closing Conversation link.

For more information about Bookmarks and this years Festival, visit the Bookmarks events webpage.


About Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist and the author of the #1 bestselling Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, among other books. He is the director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, where he has served since 1996. Dr. Tyson is also the host and co-founder of the Emmy-nominated popular podcast StarTalk and its spinoff StarTalk Sports Edition, which combine science, humor, and pop culture. He is a recipient of 21 honorary doctorates, the Public Welfare Medal from the National Academy of Sciences, and the Distinguished Public Service Medal from NASA. Asteroid 13123 Tyson is named in his honor.

About Matt & Shari Brady 

Matt Brady is an award-winning science educator, author, and communicator. Before entering public education, he co-founded the comics news website Currently in his 14th year of teaching high school chemistry and physics, Brady has a Master’s degree in Marine Biology and is completing a Master’s in Science Writing at Johns Hopkins University. Along with writing about pop culture and science on, he’s the author of The Science of Rick and Morty, a science consultant on DC Comics’ Flash Facts. In addition, he can often be found doing science demonstrations and moderating “The Science Of…” panels at comic cons.

Shari Brady is a STEM educator with an extensive science research background. With 16 years in 6-12 public science education and a Ph.D. in Science Education, she brings a wealth of pedagogical expertise to the STEM education field. Currently, she is the Vice President of Education and Engagement at Kaleideum in Winston-Salem, NC where she oversees all educational programming and informal guest engagement. She is also an adjunct professor at Winston-Salem State University in the Dept of Education, where she teaches science methods and serves as a University supervisor for pre-service teachers in the Education program.