‘Sexiest astrophysicist’ Neil deGrasse Tyson to speak at Saenger in November _lowres

Associated Press photo/Norton Books -- Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Tickets go on sale Friday for two shows in November by Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and the head of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City.

Tyson will give two presentations at the Saenger Theatre.

Voted “Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive” by People magazine, the host of “Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey” is renowned for his ability to speak knowledgeably and accessibly about space and the universe.

Tyson is the author of 10 books. “Cosmos” received multiple Emmy nominations.

Tickets for the Nov. 10 and 11 shows start at $49.50 and go on sale Friday. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. at the Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St., in New Orleans.

For information or tickets, call (504) 525-1052 or www.saengernola.com.