‘Cosmos’ host speaks in Salt Lake City

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson spoke to a sold-out crowd in Salt Lake City Wednesday night, discussing science in a way many say increased their understanding.

Tyson is currently the host of the show "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey", which airs on FOX 13 on Sunday nights.

Tyson spoke at the University of Utah's Kingsbury Hall, and many who attended said he is able to explain complicated concepts in a way that's easy to understand.

Officials broadcast the speech in an additional three areas, as the roughly 2,000 seats in Kingsbury Hall weren't nearly enough to accommodate for Tyson's fans.

FOX 13 News' Nineveh Dinha was at the event, see the video above for interviews with students who attended as well as some highlights from the lecture.

6 comments

  • Trish Ramirez

    Sigh. Even if there is a creator, it is more likely a scientist in a lab than a magical deity.

    It is more likely that we are the product of a cosmic science experiment than there is some sky daddy listening to each of us complain about our petty problems.

    The idea of a creator does not mean the same thing to a scientist as it does to a theist.

  • Trevor

    It was pretty cool to watch him speak. He’s really funny and a brilliants guy. The whole Pluto talk was way too funny! Glad he stopped by. I thouroughly enjoyed it.

    • Trish Ramirez

      I’m super jealous, dude. I didn’t hear about this event until it was over right here – I wish I would have known about it sooner and had the opportunity to listen to him to speak live…

      • Trevor

        My wife heard about it, I think from NPR. When the tickets went on sale it was madhouse. I couldn’t get them because the website crashed but somehow she got them. We were up on the balcony, it was pretty hot and the seats were very uncomfortable. But it was worth going. I’m sure he’s still touring. You can always write a letter to him. 🙂 I’m sure he will respond. He read a few letters to us that he’s received from people.

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