An Evening with Neil deGrasse Tyson: Tickets Giveaway

Neil deGrasse Tyson
Neil deGrasse Tyson (Image credit: Rockstar Photography/Alamy)

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will host a three-hour discussion on "The Search for Life in the Universe" in Asbury Park, New Jersey on Friday (Dec. 15) at 8 p.m. EST, and is giving away two free tickets!

To enter the contest, visit's Facebook page, find our post about the giveaway and post a comment with a cool satellite image of Mars. Whichever image receives the most "likes" by Thursday (Dec. 14) at 3 p.m. EST will be deemed the winner.

The two tickets are valued at $98, and the cost of travel to and from the event is not included in the giveaway. You can find more information about the event at and more details about the contest in the official rules below.

SPACE.COM GIVEAWAY: An Evening With Neil deGrasse Tyson

Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of NY, NJ, CT & PA, 18 or older. Employees, agents, officers & directors of Purch Group, Inc. ("Sponsor"), its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates & advertising & promotion agencies (collectively with Facebook, Inc., "Released Parties") & members of their immediate family (spouse, parent, children, siblings & their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) & persons living in the same household, whether or not related, are not eligible. Void outside NY, NJ, CT & PA & where prohibited. Subject to all applicable federal, state & local laws. HOW TO ENTERBeginning at 5:00 pm Eastern Time ("ET") on Tuesday, December 12 2017, through Thursday, December 14, 2017 3:00pm ET ("Entry Period"), visit the page on Facebook ("Event Page"), find the post about the giveaway, "like" the post and leave a comment via a comment to the postwith a satellite image of planet Mars.  If, for whatever reason, the Event (as defined below) is cancelled or postponed, this giveaway will not occur.  Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means or by any means which subvert the entry process are void. Limit one (1) entry per person/Facebook ID.  Multiple entries will be void. Entries become the sole property of Sponsor. Entry must not be offensive or inappropriate, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entry and remove any comment that it determines, in its sole discretion, is not in compliance with these Official Rules or is otherwise not in keeping with Sponsor’s image. WINNER DETERMINATION: The eligible entry that receives the highest number of "likes" for the Entry Period, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, will be deemed the potential winner. In the event of a tie, Sponsor will conduct a random drawing from among all tied entries to determine the potential winner. If no eligible entries are received during the Entry Period, the prize will not be awarded.  Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential winner will be notified via a comment on his/her winning post and via Facebook Messenger & he/she will have 24 hours from notification to respond to Sponsor. The failure to respond to such notification or the potential winner’s noncompliance with these Official Rules may result in disqualification, & at Sponsor’s sole discretion, prize may be awarded to an alternate winner. Prize: Two (2) tickets to The Asbury Park Convention Hall to attend the "An Evening With Neil deGrasse Tyson" event, scheduled to take place on December 15, 2017 (8:00p-11:00p) ("Event"). Travel to and from the Event is not included as part of the prize. Approximate Retail Value: $98.00. Tickets are subject to terms and conditions specified thereon. Seat locations will be determined by Sponsor. Winner and guest must comply with all venue rules and regulations. Failure to do so may result in forfeiture of prize. If, for whatever reason, the Event is cancelled or postponed, no compensation or substitution will be provided to winner. Prize is awarded "as is" with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied. Winner is responsible for all federal, state & local taxes as well as all costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided. Winner may not substitute, assign or transfer prize, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. Prize cannot be redeemed for cash. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. GRANT OF RIGHTSBy submitting an entry, each entrant grants to Sponsor and its licensees, successors and assigns an irrevocable, perpetual, unlimited, royalty-free, fully paid-up license to reproduce, distribute, display, exhibit, exploit, perform, edit, create derivatives of, & otherwise use the entry & all elements of such entry, together with any other material, and the name, user name, city & state of residence, voice, image and/or likeness of entrant, in any & all media now known or hereafter devised, in any manner, in whole or in part, worldwide, without compensation or notification to, or permission from, entrant or any third party, for any purpose whatsoever, including without limitation, for purposes of advertising or trade.  CONDITIONS:  By participating, each entrant agrees: (a) to abide by these Official Rules & decisions of Sponsor & judges, which shall be final & binding in all respects relating to this giveaway; and (b) to release, discharge & hold harmless Released Parties from any & all injuries, liability, losses & damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from entrant’s participation in the Giveaway or the acceptance or use of prize (including any travel or activity related thereto).  Released Parties are not responsible for (i) lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, delayed, misdirected, undelivered or garbled entries, comments or "likes"; or (ii) errors or difficulties of any kind, whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise, relating to or in connection with the giveaway, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the giveaway, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prize or in any giveaway-related materials.  Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the giveaway or the page on Facebook, who act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified & all associated entries will be void. Should any portion of the giveaway be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the giveaway & if terminated, at its discretion, select winner as deemed fair & appropriate by Sponsor. Information submitted in connection with this giveaway will be used in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, available at  WINNER'S NAME: Winner’s name will be posted on the page on Facebook following the end of the giveaway.  Sponsor: Purch Group, Inc., 150 Fifth Avenue, 9th Floor, New York, New York 10011. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to Sponsor & not to Facebook.

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Hanneke Weitering is a multimedia journalist in the Pacific Northwest reporting on the future of aviation at and Aviation International News and was previously the Editor for Spaceflight and Astronomy news here at As an editor with over 10 years of experience in science journalism she has previously written for Scholastic Classroom Magazines, MedPage Today and The Joint Institute for Computational Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. After studying physics at the University of Tennessee in her hometown of Knoxville, she earned her graduate degree in Science, Health and Environmental Reporting (SHERP) from New York University. Hanneke joined the team in 2016 as a staff writer and producer, covering topics including spaceflight and astronomy. She currently lives in Seattle, home of the Space Needle, with her cat and two snakes. In her spare time, Hanneke enjoys exploring the Rocky Mountains, basking in nature and looking for dark skies to gaze at the cosmos.