Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson to headline inaugural House Science & National Labs Caucus event


WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Congressman Randy Hultgren (IL-14) today announced that the first speaker for the newly created, bipartisan House Science and National Labs Caucus will be world-famous astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson.

Tyson is the Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and the former host of NOVA ScienceNOW on PBS. He is also a bestselling author and a frequent guest on The Daily Show and The Colbert Report.

Tyson will lecture on scientific exploration and the importance of our national investment in science. Co-sponsors of the event include the conservative Republican Study Committee and the liberal Congressional Progressive Caucus.

WHAT: Inaugural House Science & National Labs Caucus Event
WHO: Lecture by Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson
WHEN: 12:00-1:00 p.m., January 23rd, 2013 (doors open at 11:45)
WHERE: Coolidge Auditorium, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress

Priority seating will be available for Members of Congress and Congressional Staff. Limited seating is available to the public. Please RSVP to hultgren.rsvp@mail.house.gov by January 22.

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