Tickets announced for Oct. 22 Neil deGrasse Tyson talk

Tickets announced for Oct. 22 Neil deGrasse Tyson talk

Internationally known astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, host of the updated Cosmos science television series, will speak Oct. 22 at the University of Indianapolis. “This Just In: Latest Discoveries in the Universe” is the theme of Tyson’s presentation, which will begin at 7 p.m. in Ransburg Auditorium, 1400 E. Hanna Ave. A question-and-answer session will follow.

Admission is free, but seating is limited. Tickets for the general public will be available starting at 11 a.m. Sept. 9 through the Event Ticketing Center at the auditorium. Tickets may be obtained – two per customer – in person, by phone at (317) 788-3251 or online at www.uindy.edu/ETC (recommended). For the UIndy community, tickets will be available Sept. 2 for students (one per order), Sept. 3 for faculty and staff (one per order) and Sept. 4 for alumni (two per order). Visit www.uindy.edu/ETC for details.

Neil deGrasse Tyson photo by David Gamble

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Hunt teaches frosh about Indy

Scavenger hunt teaches frosh about Indy

A 600-strong herd of UIndy freshmen invaded downtown Indianapolis during Welcome Week for a three-hour scavenger hunt designed to introduce them to civic and cultural life in the city and state. The chase began at Monument Circle and ended with a party on the Indiana State Museum lawn, with stops that included the Statehouse and other downtown landmarks. Afterward, the new students caught an Indianapolis Indians game at Victory Field with UIndy alumni and President Robert Manuel, who threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

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