Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson to Speak in Pasadena

Published on Oct 30, 2022

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson to Speak in Pasadena on Nov. 16. [Distinguished Speakers]



World-renowned astrophysicist and leading commentator on developments in space, Neil deGrasse Tyson, is coming to Pasadena as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series.  He is appearing live at the Ambassador Auditorium on Wednesday, November 16 at 8:00 p.m.  Series tickets can be purchased at 


Through a powerful narrative that is sure to inspire, wonder and awe, the famed astrophysicist will bring a cosmic perspective to life on Earth and explore the many intersections between space, science, culture, and life itself. In an illustrated and timely talk, he will explain the most recent developments at NASA, the US Space Force, Space Tourism, and the surprising effects physics have on everyday events. 


“With the constant developments from the Webb telescope and space exploration, we couldn’t be more excited for Neil deGrasse Tyson to take our stages and translate what it all means! Not just scientifically, but also its impact on our political, cultural and economic future” says Kathy Winterhalder, Distinguished Speaker Series Co-Founder. 


The accomplished science popularizer and translator will bring his thought-provoking presentation to five different stages in the Greater Los Angeles Area. The astrophysicist has achieved science-superstar status through his ever-expanding body of work in television, podcasting, journalism, social media, and books and as director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. He has done so at a time when, distressingly, skepticism toward established science has become increasingly widespread. 


Already well established as a Southern California cultural institution, the Distinguished Speakers Series will also present Neil deGrasse Tyson November 13 in Beverly Hills at the SABAN Theater, November 14 in Long Beach at the Terrace, November 15 at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, and conclude November 17 at the in Thousand Oaks at the Bank of America Performing Arts Center. 


The Distinguished Speaker Series of Pasadena is held at the Ambassador Auditorium, 131 South St. John Ave., Pasadena.  Neil deGrasse Tyson’s program begins at 8:00 p.m.  He is the second of six talks offered as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series.  He will be followed in Pasadena by Admiral James Stavridis (January 25), Cristina Mittermeier (February 6), Bob Eubanks (March 20), and conclude with Ken Burns (May 3).   


The Distinguished Speaker Series is open to the public in subscription packages only. The Pasadena series has been selling well and the remaining series packages range from $240 to $550 for all five evenings.  Tickets to as single speaker are not available. Subscriptions can be purchased online at or (310) 546-6222. Series sponsors include Rusnak Autogroup and Loyola Marymount University.        

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