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Bill Nye The Science Guy comes to Vancouver

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DH Vancouver Staff Nov 04, 2014 1:48 pm

Update: Due to popular demand a second show with Bill Nye (The Science Guy) has been added in Vancouver, December 20th, 2014 at The Vogue Theatre. Tickets for the second show will go on sale November 28th at 10AM

Bill Nye is a mechanical engineer who wants the world to know and appreciate the passion, beauty, and joy (the P, B, & J) of science. While working on 747 aircrafts at Boeing, he entered and won the Steve Martin Look-Alike Contest in Seattle, which led to his performing as a standup comic.

He met a few other comedians and started submitting jokes to Almost Live, Seattle’s own comedy show. From there, Bill came up with the iconic “Science Guy” character and quickly realized that he wanted to create a kids’ show about science.

The Bill Nye the Science Guy show on PBS Kids ran from 1993 to 1998 and won 18 Emmy Awards. As the host and head writer, Bill won seven of these awards.

These days, Bill travels around the globe inspiring his audiences to be a force for positive change in the world. He also has a day job as the CEO of The Planetary Society, the world’s largest non- governmental space interest organization.

The Society was started by Bill’s astronomy professor at Cornell, Carl Sagan, a man who had a tremendous influence on Bill. His relationship with Sagan deepened his respect for science and what he likes to call “our place in space.”

Bill lands in Vancouver this December.

Bill NYE The Science Guy comes to Vancouver

Date: Sunday December 21, 2014
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: The Vogue Theatre (918 Granville Street, Vancouver)
Tickets: Advance tickets go on sale Friday, November 7 at 10 a.m. at Unionevents.com
Note: All ages welcome

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Feature Image: Bill Nye via shutterstock

 


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