Win Tickets ($150): Neil DeGrasse Tyson @ Keller Auditorium | An Astrophysicist Goes To The Movies

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Neil DeGrasse Tyson @ Keller Auditorium on September 20. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, September 16.


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Neil DeGrasse Tyson
September 19 & 20, 2016
Doors 6:30 p.m., Show 7:30 p.m. | $55 – $75

Keller Auditorium
222 SW Clay St, Portland, OR 97201

Neil deGrasse Tyson was born and raised in New York City where he was educated in the public schools clear through his graduation from the Bronx High School of Science. Tyson went on to earn his BA in Physics from Harvard and his PhD in Astrophysics from Columbia.

Tyson’s professional research interests are broad, but include star formation, exploding stars, dwarf galaxies, and the structure of our Milky Way.

In 2001, Tyson was appointed by President Bush to serve on a 12-member commission that studied the Future of the US Aerospace Industry. The final report was published in 2002 and contained recommendations (for Congress and for the major agencies of the government) that would promote a thriving future of transportation, space exploration, and national security.

In 2004, Tyson was once again appointed by President Bush to serve on a 9-member commission on the Implementation of the United States Space Exploration Policy, dubbed the “Moon, Mars, and Beyond” commission. This group navigated a path by which the new space vision can become a successful part of the American agenda. And in 2006, the head of NASA appointed Tyson to serve on its prestigious Advisory Council, which will help guide NASA through its perennial need to fit its ambitious vision into its restricted budget.

In addition to dozens of professional publications, Dr. Tyson has written, and continues to write for the public. From 1995 to 2005, Tyson was a monthly essayist for Natural History magazine under the title “Universe.” And among Tyson’s ten books is his memoir The Sky is Not the Limit: Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist; and Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution, co-written with Donald Goldsmith. Origins is the companion book to the PBS-NOVA 4-part mini-series Origins, in which Tyson served as on-camera host. The program premiered on September 28 and 29, 2004.

Two of Tyson’s recent books are the playful and informative Death By Black Hole and Other Cosmic Quandaries, which was a New York Times bestseller, and The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet, chronicling his experience at the center of the controversy over Pluto’s planetary status. The PBS/NOVA documentary “The Pluto Files”, based on the book, premiered in March 2010.

For five seasons, beginning in the fall of 2006, Tyson appeared as the on-camera host of PBS-NOVA’s spinoff program NOVA ScienceNOW, which is an accessible look at the frontier of all the science that shapes the understanding of our place in the universe.

During the summer of 2009 Tyson identified a stable of professional standup comedians to assist his effort in bringing science to commercial radio with the NSF-funded pilot program StarTalk. Now also a popular Podcast, and a limited-run Television Series on the National Geographic Channel, StarTalk combines celebrity guests with informative yet playful banter. The target audience is all those people who never thought they would, or could, like science.

Tyson is the recipient of nineteen honorary doctorates and the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, the highest award given by NASA to a non-government citizen. His contributions to the public appreciation of the cosmos have been recognized by the International Astronomical Union in their official naming of asteroid “13123 Tyson”. On the lighter side, Tyson was voted “Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive” by People Magazine in 2000.

In February 2012, Tyson released his tenth book, containing every thought he has ever had on the past, present, and future of space exploration: Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier.

Recently Tyson served as Executive Editor and on camera Host & Narrator for Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey, the 21st century reboot of Carl Sagan’s landmark television series. The show began in March 2014 and ran thirteen episodes in Primetime on the FOX network, and appeared in 181 countries in 45 languages around the world on the National Geographic Channels. Cosmos, which is also available in DVD and BluRay, won four Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award, two Critics Choice awards, as well as a dozen other industry recognitions.

Tyson is the fifth head of the world-renowned Hayden Planetarium in New York City and the first occupant of its Frederick P. Rose Directorship. He is also a research associate of the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History.

Neil deGrasse Tyson lives in New York City with his wife, a former IT Manager with Bloomberg Financial Markets, and their two kids.

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240 Responses to Win Tickets ($150): Neil DeGrasse Tyson @ Keller Auditorium | An Astrophysicist Goes To The Movies

  1. Maya September 8, 2016 at 5:30 pm #

    This is SO COOL! Pick me, pick me!

    • Jude Castillo September 10, 2016 at 1:55 am #

      I wanna win cause, “Space Is Cool Man” (said in my best Chong stoner voice)!

    • Rayna September 10, 2016 at 9:32 pm #

      It is vital that we retain the ability to look to the stars, as our current worldly surroundings are an ever-shifting paradigm of struggle and strife. Mr. Tyson gives us perspective. I would love to attend this event and be inspired by the enormity of our universe.

    • Claire September 11, 2016 at 8:38 am #

      My students would give me so much respect if I told them I saw Mr. Tyson himself…and on a teacher salary, you know I can’t afford them otherwise! I want to relay star-talk to my students!!

    • Nick September 14, 2016 at 9:51 am #

      Neil I wanna party with you!!

    • Ellen September 15, 2016 at 2:47 pm #

      I’d love to hear him speak! What a great scientist and a super cool man

    • Amanda September 15, 2016 at 4:58 pm #

      Science is fucking amazing and it’s great to see a Scientist become prominent in this psuedo religious bullshit country.

    • Monica September 15, 2016 at 6:47 pm #

      What a human! Or is he? (Sound twilight zone music)

      This would be an extraordinary surprise one year anniversary for my husband and I to attend. We would love the once in a lifetime opportunity!

  2. Audrey September 8, 2016 at 5:34 pm #

    I’m thinking about becoming an astrophysicist. I’d like to ask Mr. DeGrasse Tyson what his hours are like.

  3. Ben September 8, 2016 at 5:49 pm #

    I would love to see NDT. Pick me!

  4. James September 8, 2016 at 6:27 pm #

    What a mind.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  5. Lea Anna September 8, 2016 at 6:27 pm #

    This sounds great!

  6. Stephanie B September 8, 2016 at 7:23 pm #

    My 13 year old son and I watch Neil DeGrasse Tyson all the time! He turns documentaries and science into amazingly, entertaining and gripping events.
    I would love to surprise my son with tickets to this!
    Please pick me and further the advancement of science interest in our youth!

  7. Carnitas Alfonso September 8, 2016 at 8:18 pm #

    holla at me…Jah know i need these tix like i need the sun and the moon and stars…soul fulfillment…jah feel me?

  8. Angela Bee September 8, 2016 at 8:33 pm #

    Wow! Cannot even tell you how much I’d love to go see NDT! He is the coolest! Please pick me, PDX Pipeline!

  9. Brad September 8, 2016 at 8:46 pm #

    Dr. Tyson inspires an unparalleled attraction to and interest in astronomy, reason, spirituality, and science in general. I’d love to take my 9 year old daughter to see the man who helped kill our 9th planet.

  10. Vickie Moriarity September 8, 2016 at 9:06 pm #

    Love the Hayden planetarium in NYC
    Live the man!!!

  11. Kyra Leon September 8, 2016 at 9:14 pm #

    The mother ship of aspiring 15 year old aeronautics engineer and nova fan, who also in her post college life seeks out Astronomy for fun, desires holy grail of inspiration for daughter to keep diversifying the field; I want to believe.

  12. Tori September 8, 2016 at 9:47 pm #

    I love space and pleeease pick me?

  13. Andy September 8, 2016 at 10:48 pm #

    I’m a big fan of his and it would be great to see him live!

  14. Robert September 9, 2016 at 12:36 am #

    Would love to see Tyson speak live, hook it up!

  15. Wendy September 9, 2016 at 1:05 am #

    My hero!

  16. Carl September 9, 2016 at 5:19 am #

    This would be out of this world to attend

  17. Melanie Incles September 9, 2016 at 7:03 am #

    This would be a mind blowing experience! I think my husband would bow down at my feet and do whatever I wanted if I got these tickets. (I would get to sleep in and he would take the kids.) this would be the best date for us because we already listen to his pod cast in the car when going on a date. (Sometimes we sit in the car longer then we have to because we don’t want to stop listening)

  18. Issa September 9, 2016 at 7:41 am #

    Oh my god, this would be amazing. Dr. Tyson is AMAZING! I don’t consider myself to be science-minded but he not only refutes that though and believes science is involved in all that we do but he also makes outer worldly concepts accessible! <3 him.

  19. Chris Webb September 9, 2016 at 8:08 am #

    I Heart Astrophysics!

  20. Stacy Jorge September 9, 2016 at 9:03 am #

    My daughter is 10 and adores the show Cosmos. She also loves learning about string theory and the possibility of other dimensions around us. This would be a fantastic treat for her.

  21. Ivel September 9, 2016 at 10:08 am #

    Neil is the best! If I won tickets I would take my friend who raps about science, and is completely inspired by Neil as a black scientist. There is no way I could afford to get these tickets, here’s to #winning!!

  22. Chris Bennett September 9, 2016 at 10:22 am #

    Neil has rekindled my love for astrophysics. He is a role model – not only to myself, but my children as well.

  23. Rini September 9, 2016 at 10:24 am #

    I have loved science and astronomy ever since I was old enough to understand the concept, and would have become an astrophysicist if high school hadn’t turned me off to math so badly. This sounds like an amazing show.

  24. Stephanie McDonald September 9, 2016 at 10:25 am #

    I love the notorious NDT!! Please let me bask in his glory!!!

  25. AJ September 9, 2016 at 10:27 am #

    I would love to see Neil in person.

  26. Angie September 9, 2016 at 10:27 am #

    I’d love an opportunity to see his show. I’m a big fan. I’m also a public school teacher. I love to incorporate NGT and his knowledge into my lessons whenever possible. He’s so captivating and engaging.

  27. Susannah September 9, 2016 at 10:28 am #

    I would love to take my dad to this event! We are both fans of him and we love watching cosmos together!!!

  28. Nicole Ramsey September 9, 2016 at 10:37 am #

    It would be fantastic to see Neil live!

  29. Jenna Fahlander September 9, 2016 at 10:42 am #

    I would love to be chosen- Neil is so great, my partner turned me on to him and we have spent so many nights listening to and watching Neil. I would love to see him in person but can’t afford tickets.

  30. Conner September 9, 2016 at 10:44 am #

    Cause I need to know why s#!% so crazy!

  31. JP September 9, 2016 at 10:45 am #

    Because you shouldn’t have to spend $55-75 to hear a brilliant man speak.

  32. Natasha haswell September 9, 2016 at 10:45 am #

    Star Talk had a huge impact on my relationship with my fiancée. We had our first date talking about star talk. We also never brought out a cell phone during that date or any date we have had since that day. We heard about the event too late and couldn’t get tickets. This would be extraordinary to go to together since his talk about relationships on Valentine’s Day had a huge impact on our lives and the information we shared with others keeps passing on. Thats what he gives is this great knowledge that you can pass to anyone and have a great conversation.

  33. Josh September 9, 2016 at 10:45 am #

    I would love to go because he blinded me with Science!

  34. Andrew September 9, 2016 at 10:46 am #

    Wow, it would be great to see him live.

  35. Melissa Rossi September 9, 2016 at 10:48 am #

    NDT makes me excited about science, the universe, and the possibilities of our world. Plus, he’s got some serious swagger and an awesome sense of humor.

  36. Mike Cresci September 9, 2016 at 10:50 am #

    I am a Huge fan! Seeing Neil live would ago down in my book as something I would never forget for the rest of my life.

  37. Kevin F September 9, 2016 at 10:50 am #

    This would totally make my newlywed wife’s week! She only recently discovered Cosmos and we had a blast watching and discussing all things space.

  38. Kyrie September 9, 2016 at 10:53 am #

    Oh pick us! My husband loves him! I’d love to plan a trip to his planetarium in New York as well!

  39. Alison Walcott September 9, 2016 at 10:59 am #

    My niece is a huge fan. Would love to keep inspiring a blossoming scientist

  40. lina Kwee - nguyen September 9, 2016 at 10:59 am #

    I would love to take my daughter – she is a fan!

  41. Shaylene Stewart September 9, 2016 at 11:03 am #

    Ok this has got to be the coolest thing I have ever heard of. Desperate to go to this. Wow.

  42. Alex September 9, 2016 at 11:04 am #

    Saw him previously in another Portland stop, and it just an awesome talk. Would love to see him speak again.

  43. Melinda Francke September 9, 2016 at 11:06 am #

    I would love to attend as I love to soak up knowledge, especially physics knowledge. My formal science education was cut short 20 years ago, but I love to learn what I can!

  44. Adam September 9, 2016 at 11:16 am #

    Just moved back into town and would love to get some NDT in! Ooh, pick me!

  45. Mercedes September 9, 2016 at 11:23 am #

    This would be great!

  46. Gigi September 9, 2016 at 11:28 am #

    Sounds like it would be hugely entertaining!

  47. Dwayne September 9, 2016 at 11:39 am #

    Neil! My husband and I would LOVE to see you in person. It’s really an early birthday present for him. You and Christopher Hitchens are two of his heros in life. You’re not just an astrophysicist, you are one of the great forward thinkers in the world today. I appreciate you!!!!!

  48. megan darr September 9, 2016 at 11:42 am #

    Love HIM… Would be honored to see this. Would be a great birthday present!

  49. Sheryl Burda September 9, 2016 at 12:02 pm #

    I think NDT is a great speaker and really brings science to life in a way that the average person can understand. This would be a fun and interesting talk to attend. Please pick me. I’m on disability and can’t afford the tickets. This talk would be a great uplifting day in my struggle with bipolar, and inspiring in my art.

  50. Lauren September 9, 2016 at 12:09 pm #

    I always learn something new from him.

  51. Kat September 9, 2016 at 12:18 pm #

    We would absolutely love this opportunity!

  52. Margaret September 9, 2016 at 12:24 pm #

    Would love the opportunity to see NDT! Such an inspiration.

  53. Kim September 9, 2016 at 12:30 pm #

    He’s awesome, it would be great to see him!

  54. Tonia Noelle September 9, 2016 at 12:32 pm #

    Love this guy…Neil is THE MAN! Would really, really, REALLY enjoy an in-person experience, please pick me.

  55. Paul L September 9, 2016 at 12:41 pm #

    It would be cool to see him live!

  56. Brett September 9, 2016 at 1:24 pm #

    Hearing NDT speak in person would be an experience to remember forever!!!

  57. Bonnie September 9, 2016 at 1:38 pm #

    The only stars I know are celebrities but this will give me brownie points with the wife! Only you can help. We would love to go :)

  58. David Henshaw September 9, 2016 at 1:48 pm #

    I’ve followed Neil’s career through print, TV, radio and more, yet haven’t had the chance to see him in person. I would be delighted to share a night with his intellectual power and the great people of Portland. I’m about to finish my MPA at PSU and would love to pick his brain on fostering common good through public forums – something he has a wealth of experience with, thanks so much!

  59. Anne September 9, 2016 at 1:50 pm #

    Hearing a true intellectual speak would be amazing……thanks!

  60. Roxana Negru September 9, 2016 at 2:04 pm #

    He’s my hero, I need to see him please!

  61. Brooke September 9, 2016 at 2:55 pm #

    I want to win because Neil Degrasee Tyson is one of my favorite people!!

  62. John Platt September 9, 2016 at 3:38 pm #

    My head would be in the Cosmos if I won.

  63. Amy Ferguson September 9, 2016 at 4:32 pm #

    I want to win because Neil DeGrasse Tyson is one of my heroes! I’ve seen everything that Neil DeGrasse Tyson has been in and would love to see him live. He’s an amazing person and is such an inspiration to me and many other young scientists. I’d love to see him live!

  64. Deanna Reed September 9, 2016 at 4:56 pm #

    While I’d love to go, I think this would be fantastic for my son! We watch Cosmos as a family, going to see Mr Tyson live would be amazing!

  65. Alex September 9, 2016 at 5:06 pm #

    Myy girlfriend and I just finished watching Cosmos and it blew our minds! We would love these tickets!!! Please pick us!!

  66. L. Palacio September 9, 2016 at 5:11 pm #

    I recently moved back to my home city of Portland. It would be a great way to celebrate coming home to the city I love. Opportunities like this are one of the reasons I came back. Seeing NDT would be like getting a great big welcome home hug from the city I grew up in.

  67. Jessica September 9, 2016 at 5:36 pm #

    I just want to ask him “Are we alone?!”

  68. Jennifer September 9, 2016 at 5:50 pm #

    Hearing the thoughts of one of today’s great thinkers would be an honor.

  69. Rachel September 9, 2016 at 6:12 pm #

    My daughter is 9 and we just finished watching his rendition of Cosmos…she is so fascinated and I’d love to take her and keep her engaged in science and education!

  70. Jackie September 9, 2016 at 6:36 pm #

    This girl needs SCIENCE!!!!
    I know the earth is round- as NDT eloquently explains, it’s called G-R-A-V-I-T-Y.

  71. Jill September 9, 2016 at 7:09 pm #

    He’s witty and smart and handsome!

  72. Mike September 9, 2016 at 7:16 pm #

    This guy is the real deal, and it would be a true honor to spend the evening listening to him speak. Thanks for the chance, PDXPipline!!

  73. Amy Wilson September 9, 2016 at 7:54 pm #

    I want to explore the Cosmos with NDT

  74. Regis Philibert September 9, 2016 at 8:18 pm #

    I love COSMOS!!! Got me into learning astronomy!

  75. Nicholas Schubach September 9, 2016 at 8:19 pm #

    I love NDT!! I’d love to see him speak!!

  76. Edward September 9, 2016 at 8:27 pm #

    Can you really win those things or do these comments gets sucked into a black hole?

  77. Andrea Cid September 9, 2016 at 9:41 pm #

    Neil DeGrasse tyson is someone I have the utmost respect for, and has perhaps one of the sweetest mustaches ever. I. Need. This.

  78. Rick September 9, 2016 at 10:17 pm #

    It’d be great to see him in person.

  79. Alan September 9, 2016 at 10:33 pm #

    This guy always makes me think . . . that’s a good thing.

  80. Robert September 9, 2016 at 10:53 pm #

    This would be a great experience!

  81. Penelope September 9, 2016 at 10:55 pm #

    Everything you listed above in this post is every reason I would love to see him in person!

  82. Shannon September 9, 2016 at 11:26 pm #

    My husband is obsessed with NDT. Like four year old boy/Ninja Turtles obsessed. He’s had a tough year and I would love to surprise him with tickets!

  83. Angela Thomas September 9, 2016 at 11:42 pm #

    Omg! My entire family is a long time fan! Science and space family!

  84. Una September 9, 2016 at 11:50 pm #

    Pick me, pick me!!!!! It would be amazing to learn from such a brilliant mind.

  85. Erica September 9, 2016 at 11:59 pm #

    Aaaaaag I’m a science nerd and love man, but am too broke to go!

    • Erica September 10, 2016 at 12:00 am #

      *this man

  86. Michelle Lais September 10, 2016 at 12:01 am #

    I would love to go with my uncle to hear Neil speak!

  87. Zach September 10, 2016 at 12:43 am #

    I’m not even gonna try to be clever. My poor bones want to see him so bad

  88. Amy Rigby September 10, 2016 at 1:26 am #

    My son DREAMS of seeing Neil, if we won, this would be the most exciting thing to ever happen to him!

  89. Nicholas Hilton September 10, 2016 at 2:13 am #

    He is so amazing. I’d love to go.

  90. Nicole Poole September 10, 2016 at 3:47 am #

    My 9yo son idolizes him, I would take my son with me and have a mother/son date night.

  91. Lacey September 10, 2016 at 5:58 am #

    I want to go.

  92. Kelsey September 10, 2016 at 6:59 am #

    Seeing Neil would be such a great honor given that he is one of a few influences on my love for science and the quest for answers to the universe.

  93. Renee Ferguson September 10, 2016 at 8:45 am #

    Let me die happy! Please let me see this inspirational man in person!

  94. Alex Doster September 10, 2016 at 9:58 am #

    This man had a huge impact on my life. #Hero

  95. Nathaniel B Robrecht September 10, 2016 at 10:11 am #

    Nobody is a better ambassador for science than this man. I hope you pick me.

  96. Megumi September 10, 2016 at 10:33 am #

    He’s a star!

  97. Julie September 10, 2016 at 10:45 am #

    Ooohhhh my! What an amazing opportunity!!!

  98. Travis September 10, 2016 at 12:13 pm #

    I would love to go to this. Thanks for the great site and all the chances to win tickets!

  99. Kaya September 10, 2016 at 1:11 pm #

    NDT has a beautiful mind and I would love to experience it IRL.

  100. Steven September 10, 2016 at 8:09 pm #

    I’m from space.

  101. Chelsea S September 10, 2016 at 10:17 pm #

    I have CP and high school was more about survival than finding a love for learning. It wasn’t until NDT and Nova that my passion for science was ignited and being able to see him in person would be so fulfilling.

  102. Nicole Poole September 11, 2016 at 1:26 am #

    My 9yo son is planning on becoming an astronaut and is fascinated by all things space. I would take him and it would blow his mind!!

  103. Kelli September 11, 2016 at 2:05 pm #

    Neil DeGrasse Tyson is one of the greatest minds of our time. Hearing him speak live would be an amazing experience for me and my partner.

  104. tim September 11, 2016 at 4:08 pm #

    OMG I would love to broaden my knowledge!!!!

  105. Julia September 11, 2016 at 5:12 pm #

    I’d love to see Neil live!

  106. Shannon Barber September 12, 2016 at 8:07 am #

    For the love of science, pick me!

  107. Jasmin Kim September 12, 2016 at 10:27 am #

    Would absolutely LOVE to see Neil Degrasse Tyson live. I’ve been following him for years, and am obsessed with his Cosmos show :)

  108. CHRIS MILLER September 12, 2016 at 3:35 pm #

    He is amazing man

  109. Emily September 12, 2016 at 4:24 pm #

    How could you NOT want to go see this?!

  110. Lynn September 12, 2016 at 5:29 pm #

    I would love to see Neil DeGrasse Tyson. I love his NOVA films and he is an inspiration!

  111. Dan September 12, 2016 at 9:52 pm #

    A man of science. Would love to see him in person.

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  114. Carrie Solomon September 13, 2016 at 12:10 pm #

    Because my 46 year old husband transforms into a wide-eyed middle schooler whenever the wonders of space become part of the conversation. Such joy.

  115. Rebecca Sanchez September 13, 2016 at 12:11 pm #

    I would LOVE to attend this performance as I am a HUGE fan of Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s work! He has put Science back in the mainstream! I have seen his show, Cosmos, and show it to my students to help them see how cool Science can be!

  116. Matthew Tedisch September 13, 2016 at 12:13 pm #

    I love the stars and all that junk. Pick me so I can see whoever this guy is.

  117. Erik Muenker September 13, 2016 at 12:14 pm #

    Sounds cool!

  118. Ken September 13, 2016 at 12:14 pm #

    We saw NDGT last time he was here – and it was a phenomenal evening. You know it’s gonna be a little different when the m an takes his shoes off for the evening. I’d love to see him again!

  119. April C September 13, 2016 at 12:14 pm #

    Oh my goodness, this would be incredible!

  120. Kellie September 13, 2016 at 12:15 pm #

    I would LOVE to surprise my boyfriend with these tickets!

  121. Stephanie Hayashi September 13, 2016 at 12:18 pm #

    This would seriously be one of the best experiences in my life. I would love to go to this educational performance.

  122. Liz September 13, 2016 at 12:21 pm #

    I’d love to take my son to this.

  123. Brenda September 13, 2016 at 12:21 pm #

    Wow. Amazing that he’s coming here! And the friend I’d take actually went to Bronx High School of Science as well.

  124. Dustin September 13, 2016 at 12:23 pm #

    I love Neil, from Cosmos to StarTalk to his old appearances on The Daily Show. I’m not sure how to trick the random number generator that picks the winner on this site. But if I win the tickets, I can ask Dr. Tyson.

  125. alison t September 13, 2016 at 12:28 pm #

    Wowowow! This would be STELLAR!!

  126. Tyler Bradford September 13, 2016 at 12:34 pm #

    1 – Anyone who is cool enough for Neal Stephenson to base a character on (Seveneves, “Doc” Dubois Harris) is cool enough for me.

    2 – Watching Cosmos with my 7 y/o is his second favorite educational show (Blue Planet is the current frontrunner).

    3 – Oh, that impish grin.

    4 – Dude will THROW DOWN for science.

  127. Peter September 13, 2016 at 12:34 pm #

    Please pick me! Would love to attend with my wife.

  128. Adrienne September 13, 2016 at 12:38 pm #

    What an awesome opportunity to see such an influential scientist and public figure! Would love to go.

  129. Marco September 13, 2016 at 12:40 pm #

    I always wanted to visit the far shore of the imagination.
    Neil DeGrasse Tyson may hold the map to get there.

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  131. BEN LARSEN September 13, 2016 at 12:56 pm #

    This sounds legendary! I’d love to go with a buddy!

  132. April Cheri September 13, 2016 at 12:58 pm #

    My husband and I love learning from Neil…and u spent my teen years wanting to be an astrophysicist.

  133. mar September 13, 2016 at 12:59 pm #

    Please would luv luv luv it.

  134. Justine September 13, 2016 at 1:15 pm #

    oh boy, I would win MAJOR brownie points if I won these and surprised my hubby!! *fingers crossed ;-)

  135. Teddy September 13, 2016 at 1:16 pm #

    His description of “spaghettification” is one of my favorite nerd-out moments ever. If love to hear him speak in person since I’ve exhausted the online snippets and lectures.

  136. Marty Rowe September 13, 2016 at 1:22 pm #

    My son and I are convinced that Neil is at this
    moment speeding toward Portland from orbiting
    Pluto in his NDT computer graphics powered space ship.
    He is able to explain space even better than Captain Kirk!

  137. Drew September 13, 2016 at 1:23 pm #

    I would love tickets to see him.

  138. Ryan September 13, 2016 at 1:24 pm #

    This would be amazing!

  139. Anissa Fay September 13, 2016 at 1:32 pm #

    Pick me, please! PDX Pipeline + Neil DeGrasse Tyson = an out-of-this world experience ;)

  140. Christina September 13, 2016 at 1:39 pm #

    I MUST see him!! I have followed him since he followed Carl Sagen!! DREAM COME TRUE! Pretty Pretty Please pick me!!!

  141. Peter September 13, 2016 at 1:40 pm #

    This is the coolest thing ever! Physics is his Business!

  142. Elizabeth September 13, 2016 at 1:41 pm #

    Pick me if you want to see someone pee their pants

  143. Leigh September 13, 2016 at 1:47 pm #

    I would adore to see this genius speak, in person. Please pick me!

  144. Carlos Jimenez September 13, 2016 at 1:51 pm #

    This sounds awesome!!! As an engineer, I would love to listen to this.

  145. Kadyn September 13, 2016 at 1:56 pm #

    I am a man wanting to be a woman! Help me out!

  146. Angie R September 13, 2016 at 2:13 pm #

    Would love some tickets!

  147. Jorge September 13, 2016 at 2:27 pm #

    Would be so great to see this

  148. ChickenLvr September 13, 2016 at 2:28 pm #

    More like Neil DeGrasse Awesome…sign me up!

  149. Christopher Dean September 13, 2016 at 2:34 pm #

    How did I not know he was going to be here?????

  150. Isabelle September 13, 2016 at 2:50 pm #

    Would love to take my significant other for upcoming birthday!

  151. Linda brown September 13, 2016 at 2:54 pm #

    My engineer kids would enjoy this. Pick me!

  152. Tania September 13, 2016 at 3:31 pm #

    I would LOVE to see him live! So much admiration for this man!

  153. Amy September 13, 2016 at 4:03 pm #

    omg omg omg this would be SO AWESOME!!!! I would love to surprise my bf with tickets to see NDT!!!!!!!

  154. scott thompson September 13, 2016 at 4:22 pm #

    Make my son and me smarter and strengthen our bond (get it?)

  155. Lauren September 13, 2016 at 4:32 pm #

    NDT is such a wonderful man.

  156. Annie September 13, 2016 at 5:10 pm #

    What a great event!! Would love to go…

  157. Deb Hanson September 13, 2016 at 5:13 pm #

    Because this would be the best anniversary present I could ever give my husband of 35 years!

  158. Anne September 13, 2016 at 5:22 pm #

    I need tics because I agree with People Magazine.

  159. Sarah G September 13, 2016 at 7:57 pm #

    I loved Cosmos! A friend offered to sell me a ticket but it’s out of my budget right now.

  160. Claire September 13, 2016 at 8:31 pm #

    I never took physics in high school and failed it in college…twice. So obviously hearing it directly from Neil DeGrasse Tyson, the genius who is able to dumb it down for the masses while simultaneously making it exciting and entertaining, is the only way I’ll ever learn anything about the basic principles that govern our very existence! Thanks for considering me!

  161. CP September 13, 2016 at 8:50 pm #

    He’s a total genius. And funny.

  162. Jennifer Hauge September 13, 2016 at 9:26 pm #

    Space and movies and NGT all in one night?! My head might explode. Let’s take the risk.

  163. Zoë Pittman September 14, 2016 at 12:26 am #

    BI’ll Nye came to our college, to see N.D.T would be awesome !!

  164. Maggie Brees September 14, 2016 at 2:23 am #

    NDGT is the best person on this planet. I love him so much! It’s difficult to afford the tickets to this, so I’ll take my chances with a drawing. Whoever ends up getting to see him for free is in for the event of a lifetime. Good luck, everyone!

  165. Kelli September 14, 2016 at 5:55 am #

    Out of this world!

  166. Benjamin Balzer September 14, 2016 at 6:51 am #

    Neil DeGrasse Tyson is my spirit animal, and I’d like to listen to his fantabulous geekery in person before he, too, rejoins the expeditionary crew of the mothership. (eg. Prince, Bowie, Sagan, Hawking’s original voice, etc.)

  167. tmmaceira September 14, 2016 at 7:04 am #

    Wow! How interesting this will be.

  168. Nicole September 14, 2016 at 7:13 am #

    My husband is a science teacher & LOVES NDT! His 30th birthday is on the 21st, so this would be an absolutely incredible birthday surprise if we won tickets! Please pick us, because as a couple of teachers, we can’t afford to go otherwise…

  169. KellsH412 September 14, 2016 at 8:03 am #

    He is such an inspiring and incredible person! I would love the opportunity to see him speak.

  170. Lauryl September 14, 2016 at 10:02 am #

    I want to go and have a fun evening with my boyfriend

  171. Rachel September 14, 2016 at 10:19 am #

    I would nerd out at this! Please pick me for the free tickets :)

  172. CHRIS MILLER September 14, 2016 at 11:49 am #

    I would love to go and see and learn

  173. Lisa Loree September 14, 2016 at 5:59 pm #

    Don’t want to be a wet blanket but I just got out of the hospital after being diagnosed with a rare neurologic disease that is affecting my brain, vision and hearing that I may or may not get better from. I am going with getting better. Had to go on disability for they can’t tell me how long (being so rare). Could really use something to take my mind off myself.


  174. Judy September 14, 2016 at 6:09 pm #

    I haven’t been able to o to the Keller Auditorim for years! Tyson sounds very interesting and I would like to see him!

  175. Sheana September 14, 2016 at 10:30 pm #

    I just wish he knew he was my boyfriend. I swoon over this man!

  176. Kris Martin September 15, 2016 at 9:12 am #

    I would enjoy listening to him live, what an experience.

  177. molli vandehey September 15, 2016 at 10:47 am #

    whoa! i had no idea, but i am super psyched to hear him speak!

  178. Madeline September 15, 2016 at 12:37 pm #

    Sounds fun!

  179. Erin V September 15, 2016 at 1:54 pm #

    I would LOVE to see this! Wow.

  180. Greg September 15, 2016 at 2:46 pm #

    The topic of the talk isn’t even important. I’ve never heard the man say anything that wasn’t worth listening to.

  181. Susan September 15, 2016 at 2:47 pm #

    So much is going on out there, it’s great to have an amazing person speak to us about it!

  182. April September 15, 2016 at 2:49 pm #

    This would make a great birthday present for my boyfriend.

  183. Melissa September 15, 2016 at 2:50 pm #

    A modern-day sage. I would love to see him in person. Thank you in advance for the tickets!

  184. Matthew September 15, 2016 at 2:56 pm #

    Pluto is not a planet! So sayeth Neil.

  185. Chris September 15, 2016 at 2:57 pm #

    This would be awesome!

  186. Christi September 15, 2016 at 3:00 pm #

    What an honor it would be to see Mr. Tyson!

  187. Christi September 15, 2016 at 3:01 pm #

    Would love to see Mr. Tyson in person!

  188. Eleanor O'Brien September 15, 2016 at 3:02 pm #

    Neil Degrasse Tyson changed the way I see the world (or rather, the universe). He helped me see how extraordinarily special and rare a thing it is to be born onto this planet. He has opened my eyes to the miracles happening around us, on a micro and macro level. He gave me a kind of hope for mankind I thought I’d lost. He is my number one favorite celebrity.

  189. Jay September 15, 2016 at 3:03 pm #

    I love Neil! I’ve been wanting to see him for years.

  190. Chris September 15, 2016 at 3:04 pm #

    I would love to see Neil in person as I am a big fan of his podcast. My wife and I could use the date night as well!

  191. Marabeth September 15, 2016 at 3:04 pm #

    More science!

  192. Ranj September 15, 2016 at 3:12 pm #

    I so love NGDT
    He doth make my heart spin
    And like the planets he espouses
    If he gets to see me, I win

  193. Rosy Zavala September 15, 2016 at 3:20 pm #

    Missed him last time he was in town, would be great to see him this time!

  194. Paula September 15, 2016 at 3:42 pm #

    Why would I love to attend this event to hear Neil deGrasse Tyson in person? He’s a brilliant astrophysicist who has a gift for making science accessible to everyone. (Oh, and I have a huge nerd crush on him!)

  195. Mark Butterfield September 15, 2016 at 3:46 pm #

    I’d like to believe Neil DeGrasse Tyson exists, but as an amateur scientist I prefer incontrovertible proof. Let me attend this marvelous event so I can confirm the man is real!

  196. KL September 15, 2016 at 3:48 pm #

    Me and my partner would LOVE the chance to see Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Not only is he a brilliant scientist and beautiful storyteller, he’s an out-spoken feminist!

  197. Matt Rasmussen September 15, 2016 at 3:56 pm #

    Need one last date night before pregnant wife and I are in parent mode with kiddo #3! Neil would fit the bill.

  198. Addie D September 15, 2016 at 4:24 pm #

    My idol! It would be out of this world to win tickets to see him!

  199. Holly September 15, 2016 at 4:43 pm #

    This is awesome! I need to see this man in person.

  200. Carol Allen September 15, 2016 at 4:58 pm #

    School me Neil, your sexy brain……Wow!

  201. Andy Durrenberger September 15, 2016 at 5:00 pm #


  202. Erica Hulse September 15, 2016 at 5:07 pm #

    I would love to win these and surprise my husband with tickets! He is a huge science nerd and Neil Degrasse Tyson is one of his idols!

  203. Jessica September 15, 2016 at 5:09 pm #

    Please, oh please!!

  204. Emily September 15, 2016 at 6:24 pm #

    I would love to win this one. Thank you!

  205. steadyuni September 15, 2016 at 6:44 pm #

    thanks for a chance to listen to an amazing talent!

  206. Robert Haley September 15, 2016 at 7:33 pm #

    Would love to win this and take my 14 year old (Tyson is his hero).

  207. Jessie September 15, 2016 at 8:15 pm #

    This is the best giveaway you have ever done!! Please pick us!!!

  208. Brittany September 15, 2016 at 8:23 pm #

    I <3 NDT!

  209. Yvonne Wolf September 15, 2016 at 9:09 pm #

    Missed him when he was in Eugene and hope to see him in Portland. He has made me interested in science..wish he had his podcast back in the day.

  210. Victoria Gantz September 15, 2016 at 9:25 pm #

    He is my hero. I only believe in the scientific method, and he firmly supports facts. Please let me win!

  211. Renae September 15, 2016 at 9:32 pm #

    Neil is amazing! I may just ask him to (respectfully) touch my dark matter.

  212. Amanda September 15, 2016 at 9:59 pm #

    It’s time to see these space-tastical neckties in person!

  213. Ute September 15, 2016 at 10:12 pm #

    Both my kids absolutely adore him and like science. They have been begging us to take them to this show. It would blow thior socks off!

  214. Alan September 15, 2016 at 10:12 pm #

    It’s science, bitches. Plus it’s my birthday!

  215. Sherry September 15, 2016 at 10:39 pm #

    There’s few people that I would say honestly makes the world a better place. He’s one. Not only is he someone to look up to, he does as much as he possibly can to continue to learn and to share what he learns. He’s one to value the world around him and invites us all to look beyond our everyday lives to the wonder of it all. His love of it all really reaches people. I would be honored to attend one of his shows.

  216. Teresa September 15, 2016 at 10:42 pm #

    Sounds fascinating!

  217. Matt September 15, 2016 at 10:52 pm #

    Big NDT fan, small wallet… Fingers crossed that you pick me!

  218. Lisa September 15, 2016 at 10:54 pm #

    He is absolutely fascinating and my husband and I watch him on TV. What a fantastic opportunity to be able to see him live. Would love to win tickets.

  219. Kelsey September 16, 2016 at 6:56 am #

    Too many reasons to list!

  220. Judy September 16, 2016 at 8:55 am #

    Impressive mind! How exciting it will be to spend an evening with such a fascinating person! I can’t wait to hear everything he will share!

  221. Ditty Nicolaides September 16, 2016 at 10:39 am #

    I want to take my grandson to see Dr Tyson. Milo adores him!

  222. Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket September 16, 2016 at 10:51 am #

    Because I own three Star Wars night lights (C3PO, R2D2 & Darth Vader) that my grandma made me when I was a kid. You see, I need to learn more about space than what I’ve seen in movies, and this seems a fitting way to translate the complex interstellar knowledge bombs NDT will no doubt drop. Plus, I’m a nerd. Big ups to Milo!

  223. Rochelle September 16, 2016 at 2:26 pm #

    Maybe, just maybe you’ll pick me… That would be swell!

  224. Rebecca Wetherby September 16, 2016 at 5:06 pm #

    winning these tickets would be *stellar*

  225. Anthony September 16, 2016 at 8:40 pm #

    A brilliant scientist and it’s always fun to see him pick apart popular films!

  226. Marissa pantley September 17, 2016 at 2:23 pm #

    Neil is such an interesting guy to listen to. He inspires my daughter and I to keep learning and explore our world and behinds. I know it would be an amazing experience to see him speak in person

  227. Tom September 17, 2016 at 4:43 pm #

    Hey, Mr Tyson how is the universe today?

  228. Renee Simmons September 18, 2016 at 1:40 am #

    I would love to see Mr Tyson with my daughter. A great evening for mom & daughter for a entertaining & informative evening sounds great. TY for the chance!

  229. Arlette September 18, 2016 at 2:08 pm #

    Can I put this on my resume?

  230. Mikel September 18, 2016 at 2:48 pm #

    My friend is a huge fan of black science man, and I owe him for a lot of fortunate experiences in life, so i’d love to surprise him with some tickets to go and see this event.

  231. Alysha Ford September 21, 2016 at 4:07 pm #

    Big fans of Tyson, make a great date night if we won tickets.

  232. Bruce Collind September 15, 2017 at 9:26 am #

    At 91 my dad would truly appreciate being able to see Neil and I don’t think he’s going to have another chance ! He’s my dad’s hero….and he’s never looked up to anyone else !

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