ARLINGTON, Va. – Renowned astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson — director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History and host and cofounder of the Emmy-nominated popular podcast StarTalk — will regale attendees at the 24th Annual National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation Dinner with his extraordinary knowledge of science and the cosmos.
The event will be held November 30, 2022, at the Sheraton New York Times Square in New York City.
The NACDS Foundation Dinner presents an opportunity to support the NACDS Foundation, celebrating its shared commitment and the collaboration that makes it possible. The NACDS Foundation funds groundbreaking research, educational programs and philanthropic initiatives designed to enhance health outcomes, foster equity, and advance community and public health. Also, the NACDS Foundation Scholarship Program provides grants to schools and colleges of pharmacy for innovative educational programs.
NACDS Foundation President Sara Roszak said, “The NACDS Foundation looks forward to hosting benefactors, partners and collaborators for a special evening celebrating our shared commitment to communities and to advancing community health. We are so appreciative of our benefactors for their generous support of the Foundation’s research priorities and programmatic efforts, and we are thrilled to have Neil deGrasse Tyson headlining our event this year. He is sure to fascinate and entertain guests with his fun and engaging knowledge of the wonders of science.”
Neil deGrasse Tyson served on a 2001 commission studying the Future of the U.S. Aerospace Industry and on the 2004 Moon, Mars and Beyond Commission. In the same year, Dr. Tyson was awarded the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, the highest award given by NASA to a non-government citizen.
From 1995 to 2005, Dr. Tyson was a monthly essayist for Natural History magazine under the title Universe — and among Dr. Tyson’s fifteen books is his memoir, The Sky is Not the Limit: Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist, and Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution, co-written with Donald Goldsmith. More recently, Dr. Tyson published #1 domestic and international bestselling book, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.
Dr. Tyson’s contributions to the public appreciation of the cosmos have been recognized by the International Astronomical Union in their official naming of asteroid “13123 Tyson.”
In recognition of his career and contributions, 21 academic institutions have awarded Dr. Tyson honorary doctorates.