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Neil deGrasse Tyson receives a warm welcome as the latest guest in the Sacerdote Great Names Series at Hamilton.<br />Photo: Nancy L. Ford
Neil deGrasse Tyson receives a warm welcome as the latest guest in the Sacerdote Great Names Series at Hamilton.
Neil deGrasse Tyson on stage in the Field House.<br />Photo: Nancy L. Ford
Neil deGrasse Tyson on stage in the Field House.
Professor of Physics Gordon Jones introduces astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson to a group of physics and environmental studies students.<br />Photo: Nancy L. Ford
Professor of Physics Gordon Jones introduces astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson to a group of physics and environmental studies students.
Neil deGrasse Tyson addresses a classroom of physics and environmental studies students.<br />Photo: Nancy L. Ford
Neil deGrasse Tyson addresses a classroom of physics and environmental studies students.
Students posed questions to Tyson in class.<br />Photo: Nancy L. Ford
Students posed questions to Tyson in class.
A good give and take in the classroom.<br />Photo: Nancy L. Ford
A good give and take in the classroom.
Hamilton environmental studies and physics student pose for a group photo with Neil deGrasse Tyson.<br />Photo: Nancy L. Ford
Hamilton environmental studies and physics student pose for a group photo with Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Tyson gave examples of Good Science and Bad Science during his presentation.<br />Photo: Nancy L. Ford
Tyson gave examples of Good Science and Bad Science during his presentation.
The audience laughs at one of Tyson's remarks.<br />Photo: Nancy L. Ford
The audience laughs at one of Tyson's remarks.
Tyson talks about physicist and inventor Nikola Tesla, who appeared on Serbian currency.<br />Photo: Nancy L. Ford
Tyson talks about physicist and inventor Nikola Tesla, who appeared on Serbian currency.
Tyson notes the inclusion of the bell curve on German currency.<br />Photo: Nancy L. Ford
Tyson notes the inclusion of the bell curve on German currency.
An enthralled audience.<br />Photo: Nancy L. Ford
An enthralled audience.
He also joked about inept aliens.<br />Photo: Nancy L. Ford
He also joked about inept aliens.
Tyson points out examples of Bad Science in American media.<br />Photo: Nancy L. Ford
Tyson points out examples of Bad Science in American media.
A group of 6th graders asked a question after Tyson spoke.<br />Photo: Nancy L. Ford
A group of 6th graders asked a question after Tyson spoke.
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Tyson Stars in Great Names Visit

The Sacerdote Great Names Lecture Series celebrated its 20th anniversary with American astrophysicist and pop-science star Neil deGrasse Tyson who visited Hamilton on April 12. Tyson was the first scientist to be a guest in the Series, despite Hamilton being a “very science-friendly campus,” as President Joan Stewart stated in her opening remarks. “He continues to reach those who thought they never would, or could, be interested in science,” she went on, “and tonight we will have an experience of wonder.”  More ...

About the Series...

The Sacerdote Great Names Series brings to campus national and international leaders in government, business, science and the arts. Established in 1996, the series provides Hamilton students, professors and staff members, as well as the broader community, with opportunities to interact with some of the world's most renowned individuals through free, public lectures and, in many cases, intimate classroom discussions. The series is made possible by a significant gift from Peter and Bonnie Sacerdote and their son Alex Sacerdote '94, and is named in their honor.

2014, Derek Jeter
2014, Derek Jeter
2013, Hillary Clinton
2013, Hillary Clinton
S. Ebadi and B. Kouchner
S. Ebadi and B. Kouchner
2010, Condoleezza Rice
2010, Condoleezza Rice
2008, Jon Stewart
2008, Jon Stewart
2008, Aretha Franklin
2008, Aretha Franklin
2007, Al Gore
2007, Al Gore
2006, Tom Brokaw
2006, Tom Brokaw
2004, Bill Clinton
2004, Bill Clinton
2003, Bill Cosby
2003, Bill Cosby
2002, Rudolph Giuliani
2002, Rudolph Giuliani
2002, Madeleine Albright
2002, Madeleine Albright
2001, Jimmy Carter
2001, Jimmy Carter
2000, Desmond Tutu
2000, Desmond Tutu
1999, Margaret Thatcher
1999, Margaret Thatcher
1998, B.B. King
1998, B.B. King
1998, F.W. de Klerk
1998, F.W. de Klerk
1997, Elie Wiesel
1997, Elie Wiesel
1996, James Carville and Mary Matalin
1996, James Carville and Mary Matalin
1996, Colin Powell
1996, Colin Powell
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