Media Advisory: Neil deGrasse Tyson to meet with media prior to UCCS speech

Philip Denman, UCCS University Advancement, (719) 255-3732, Stephen Cucchiara, UCCS Office of Student Activities, (719) 255-3540,

WHAT: Neil deGrasse Tyson, one of the world’s leading astrophysicists and former host of “Nova Science Now,” will speak with local media members before giving a presentation at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

WHO: Neil deGrasse Tyson will answer questions about his career and current projects. UCCS Office of Student Activities staff members will provide details about his sold out 7 p.m. campus speech. 

WHEN: 3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. on April 17. 

WHERE: Skybox (second floor in the Gallogly Event Center). For a campus map, visit 

PARKING: Marked media vehicles do not need a parking pass and may park in any legal parking space at UCCS. Drivers of unmarked media vehicles should call Tom Hutton, (719) 255-3439, or Philip Denman, (719) 255-3732, for alternative arrangements. 

ADDITONAL INFORMATION: A media feed (XLR) multi-box will be on site during the 3:45 p.m. event. Media members may also attend Tyson’s 7 p.m. presentation, “America’s Past, Present and Future in Space.” Videography is not allowed at the 7 p.m. event. Still photography is permissible. To attend one or both events, please contact Philip Denman, (719) 255-3732,

More information about Tyson’s visit is available at

CONTACTS: Philip Denman, Office of University Advancement, (719) 255-3732,, or Tom Hutton, (719) 255-3439, (719) 351-6519,