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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Tickets Sell Out In Minutes

If you were able to land a ticket to see Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson in Rapid City on October 1st you may be the envy of many.

Dr. Tyson is Director of the Hayden Planetarium and a well-known astrophysicist and science communicator.

His lecture is scheduled to take place at the Rapid City Civic Center Theater which has about 1650 seats.   

Tickets went on sale at 10:00 am on Monday and sold out in minutes.

The John T Vucurevich Foundation is hosting the event.  Carmen Hansen is an organizer.  She says she’s pleased at the public response and enthusiasm.

“He just does a very wonderful presentation and there will be slides and so forth with this presentation which is why we chose the Civic Center Theater with this event because of the kind of presentation he will be doing,” says Hansen.

The John T Vucurevich foundation started bringing speakers to Rapid City in 1993.  The first speaker in the annual series was Dr. Carl Sagan who is seen as a predecessor of Dr. Tyson.    Hansen says this event brings the speaker series full circle.