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Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson: SXSW Interactive Keynote Speaker

Ever so difficult to keep UT alums away from this crazy town, ain't it?
Wayne Alan Brenner, 3:01pm, Thu. Jan. 9
The Good Doctor of the Infinite Spaceways
Oh, my stars and little dishes of queso! The renowned astrophysicist, director of the Hayden Planetarium, and new host of Cosmos on Fox – yes, that Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson – joins the impressive line-up regaling crowds during the Interactive phase of the upcoming South By Southwest Festival.

That charming promoter-of-all-things-science, who earned his master's degree at UT Austin in the early Eighties (when he wasn't busy winning awards for Latin-style ballroom dancing) and who thoroughly edutained a packed audience at the Paramount Theatre just last month, will be at SXSW to give a sort of State of the Universe address on Saturday, March 8, from 2-3pm.

And, cherry on top of the intergalactic sundae, SXSW Film will be screening the new Cosmos in its cinematic portion of the fest.

(I know, right? Good thing I interviewed the man when I had a chance.)

And if you haven't been keeping up with the SXSW doings thus far and wanna stimulate yourself to even greater heights of keynote-speaker anticipation, here's a sweet link for your clicking-finger's pleasure.

In the meantime, we'll be searching for that One Weird Trick that'll keep some wayward asteroid with a platinum badge from obliterating the planet.

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