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Planetarium Expert Presents Public Lecture at Hobart and William Smith Colleges

November 8, 1999 GENEVA, NY – Dr. Neil de Grasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, will speak on “How to Think Like a Scientist in the 21st Century” at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 15, in the Geneva Room on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus. The lecture is free and the public is invited.

Tyson's work focuses primarily on two areas, dwarf galaxies (which are less than one-tenth the size of our “normal” Milky Way galaxy) and the “bulge” at the center of the Milky Way. To conduct his research, Tyson has used telescopes all over the world, including those at the Cerro Tololo InterAmerican Observatory.

While earning his B.S. at Harvard University, Tyson majored in physics, rowed on the crew team, and joined the wrestling team. He earned a master's degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and then went home to New York to do his doctoral work at Columbia University.

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