Bill Nye. Photo provided

Bill Nye. Photo provided to The Oklahoman

OKLAHOMA CITY - The Science Guy is coming to Oklahoma City next month.

Science Museum Oklahoma will host a series of events with Bill Nye and The Planetary Society May 8-9, including a recording of "Planetary Radio Live," a VIP evening experience and numerous family activities to benefit the museum’s recently launched planetarium campaign and to promote astronomy education.

Best known as the host of the 1990s PBS children's science show “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” Nye currently serves as the CEO of The Planetary Society. Co-founded by Carl Sagan, Bruce Murray and Louis Friedman, the organization is the world’s largest nonprofit space interest group, with members in 130 countries. Its mission is to empower the world’s citizens to advance space science and exploration. Nye joined The Planetary Society as a charter member in 1980 according to a news release.

From 6:30 to 10 p.m. May 8, guests are invited to experience “An Evening with Bill Nye” to kick off the museum’s campaign to turn the museum's Omnidome Theatre into a world-class planetarium. The evening will include a VIP reception, a screening of the documentary “Bill Nye: Science Guy” and a Q&A with the acclaimed science educator following the film.