Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate at the American Museum of Natural History

    March 19, 2014 – March 20, 2014 all-day
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    American Museum of Natural History
    Central Park W, New York
    NY 10024

    Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate at the American Museum of Natural History

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014

    at 7:30 pm

    Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Theater (Enter at 77th Street)

    Tickets: $10

    The LeFrak IMAX Theater is sold out.

    Simulcast tickets are available.


    Museum-of-Natural-History-LogoSpace exploration is entering a new era. Dozens of aerospace companies have emerged in recent years, all with the goal of commercializing space as never before. From serving NASA’s cargo needs to sending tourists on space vacations to mining asteroids for profit, this next generation of entrepreneurs, and not NASA, may be the ones who transform space into our backyard, possibly creating the first-ever trillionaires. Join host and moderator Neil deGrasse Tyson for a lively conversation with a panel of entrepreneurs and space historians on what may be our real future in space.

    The late Dr. Isaac Asimov, one of the most prolific and influential authors of our time, was a dear friend and supporter of the AmericanMuseum of Natural History.  In his memory, the Hayden Planetarium is honored to host the annual Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate — generously endowed by relatives, friends, and admirers of Isaac Asimov and his work — bringing the finest minds in the world to the Museum each year to debate pressing questions on the frontier of scientific discovery.  Proceeds from ticket sales of the Isaac Asimov Memorial Debates benefit the scientific and educational programs of the Hayden Planetarium.