Bill Nye coming to Madison for climate change discussion

1955: Science educator, engineer and broadcaster Bill Nye, better known as “The Science Guy” from his Disney/PBS children’s science show “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” is born in Washington, D.C.

MADISON, Wis. — Scientist and former television host Bill Nye is set to be in Madison this spring to discuss climate change.

The event is scheduled for April 21 at the Wisconsin Union Theater as part of the Wisconsin Union Directorate’s Distinguished Lecture Series.

The lecture will start at 7:30 p.m., with doors opening at 7 p.m. A 30-minute Q&A session with Nye will follow the hour-long conversation.

The conversation and lecture is open to students and the public.

The post said the event will be free, but a general admission ticket is required for entry. The Wisconsin Union said ticket policies will be updated shortly.

Nye is most-known for the show “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” a program that went on to win 19 Emmy awards.

He is now CEO of the Planetary Society, the world’s largest space-interest group. Nye has since spoken at several colleges and on national newscasts.