Neil DeGrasse Tyson: An Astrophysicist Goes to the Movies

June 13
7:30 p.m.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson is having a pop-culture moment, and unless you're Stephen Hawking, that's rare for an astrophysicist. Folks may remember him as their guide through Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, an update to Carl Sagan's Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, which aired on Fox in the summer of 2014. The show called on him to drink wine, sass historians for forgetting to credit women scientists, and encourage the human race to feel no shame in exploring the unknown. Since then, DeGrasse Tyson has shown up in less expected places, popping in as a guest on The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and Real Time with Bill Maher. Like any modern celebrity, he also has a social media presence. Things got weird last January when he got in a Twitter beef with rapper BoB, who claimed to have proof that the world is flat. DeGrasse Tyson quickly shut him down, and when BoB responded with a diss track, Tyson wrote and released with his own rap. While we don't anticipate any rap battling at Monday night's talk, we do expect a lively discussion on space and beyond.