Bill Nye 'The Science Guy' to speak at UT on Thursday night | News
(WBIR – KNOXVLLE) Popular scientist and comedian Bill Nye will speak at the University of Tennessee on Thursday night.
Widely known as “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” Nye is the host of the Emmy Award-winning children’s television show under the same name. The show aired on PBS from 1992 to 1998.
On Thursday night, Nye will deliver the inaugural Ken and Blaire Mossman Distinguished Lecture.
The new lecture series was established through an estate gift from Ken and Blaire Mossman. The Mossmans met at UT in 1968, and worked as scientists after graduation in the early 1970s.
Nye is the CEO of the Planetary Society, which is the world’s largest space interest group.
Nye speaks at 7 p.m. at Thompson-Boling Arena.
Admission to the event is free. Free parking is available in the G-10 garage nearby on Neyland Drive.
Go to the University of Tennessee's website for more information.