OGDEN — When tickets became available for the upcoming moderated discussion with Bill Nye “The Science Guy” at Weber State, they sold out within 30 minutes.
The event was previously scheduled to be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at the Val A. Browning Center’s Anstad Auditorium, which seats 1,400. Due to popular demand, it has now been moved to the Dee Events Center, which seats up to 9,750 for speaking events. The time of the event has not changed.
So far, 1,185 tickets have been purchased by community members, faculty members and staff, and 3,650 tickets have been picked up by students.
Through Wednesday, March 13, Weber State students can pick up two free tickets at the ticket offices at the Dee Events Center and the Browning Center or at a Wildcat Store with their Wildcard ID.
While tickets for the community will be limited, some will be available for $10 each at weberstatetickets.com.
Nye’s visit is the culminating event of Weber State’s 2018-2019 Engaged Learning Series. The series’ theme this year is “Matter of Fact?” Events in the series have explored the nature of facts, truth, opinion, critical thinking and reliable sources.
Before launching his famous science show for children, Nye was an engineer for Boeing. He is a New York Times bestselling author and has written books on evolution, climate change, and how thinking like a nerd can help you change the world. His mission, as described on his website, is to “help foster a scientifically literate society.”