When: Thu., May 18, 7:30 p.m. 2017
When Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson isn't pooh-poohing the spaceship physics of popular films, he's helping shape the minds and careers of young astrophysicists through his numerous educational TV shows, books and magazine articles. And, in fact, the two roles aren't mutually exclusive; when he knocks down Interstellar's depiction of black holes, he's forcing people to engage with the truth about science. Space is deep and fascinating, and we know a lot about it, so why not accurately depict how it works? The truth is always stranger than fiction. Tyson is back on the road, talking science and getting people hyped about the future of space travel. He'll be at the Peabody Opera House (1400 Market Street; www.peabodyoperahouse.com) at 7:30 p.m. tonight to blow your mind and get you thinking. Tickets are $39 to $260.