- StarTalk is 4.5 hrs long
- 2 Taping(s) per week
- Opened April 20, 2015
- Show Closes: Open ended
- Science/Culture Talk Show
StarTalk is a late night TV show hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson that intertwines science and real world current events.
StarTalk Broadcast Time
StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson is aired on Monday evenings at 11:00 PM. Re-runs are aired on Friday evenings at 7:00 PM. StarTalk is transmitted on the National Geographic Channel.
StarTalk Host Profile
Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of the most recognizable faces of astrophysics, especially to those that are not necessarily astrophysical inclined. He holds a BA in Physics from Harvard and a PHD from Columbia. Many will recognize Tyson from his frequent appearances on news shows and other popular late night talk show programs. Tyson also launched his own television series Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey, in which the physicist was responsible for being the Executive Editor as well as Host and Narrator. In addition to his media endeavors Tyson is known for his numerous published scientific works and achievements.
Neil deGrasse Tyson’s works include a litany of research publications and books. His most recent book being Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier, the book covered various topics relating topics regarding space travel and NASA.
Tyson’s filmography includes several education and documentary type works. In 2014 Tyson launched Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. The 13 episode program show aired on Fox Network and was met with lofty praise. The show earned several broadcasting awards including the prestigious Peabody Award, for educational content programming. Tyson has also appeared in various forms of media in addition to his own works.
StarTalk Host Accolades
Tyson is the recipient of a litany of awards and accolades. In 2005, Tyson was named one of the fifty most important African-Americans in Research Science and also given the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal (the highest honor NASA awards to anyone who is not a government employee).
In 2007, The Time 100 voted Tyson as one of the 100 most influential persons in the world and in 2008 Discover Magazine selected him as one of the 10 Most People in Science. The numerous recognitions awarded to Tyson demonstrate not only his acumen and contributions to science but also his ability to bring the theories and knowledge of science to the casual viewer.
Neil deGrasse Tyson is a native New Yorker. Before attending Harvard for his BA in Physics, Tyson had only attended public schools throughout his educational development.
Tapings of StarTalk are held within the American Museum of Natural History. Fans of Neil deGrasse Tyson will definitely enjoy the close proximity and experience of watching one of the most recognizable physicists promulgate on scientific theories. Non-scientifically savvy members are sure to find enjoyment from the banter between Tyson and the many notable guests appearing on the show. One of Tyson’s goals for StarTalk was to ensure the show appeals to those that are not necessarily fans of science and try to demonstrate how entertaining the world of science can be using humor, and incorporating the relevance of science in the lives' of the notable guests appearing on the program. Audience members must be 21 to attend the show.
There are two episodes recorded per session. Taping is scheduled to run 9:00 pm -1:30 am and audience members must be present for the entire recording. Due to the show’s popularity tickets are not available upon request. Prospective audience members can visit the show’s website to register for an online lottery for a chance to win tickets.
Topics include matters ranging from current events, and trends in science fiction and also some of the more interesting and always evolving theories regarding science, some of which include: dark matter, space travel, climate change, time travel and a slew of other topics that are sure to grab the attention of the viewer regardless of their level of scientific comprehension. StarTalk is a unique blend of late-night talk entertainment that delivers on the prerequisites of having a charismatic host and notable guests but introduces the element of providing some genuinely fascinating knowledge that would interest all. StarTalk airs on National Geographic, Mondays at 11PM. The show is partially filmed in front of a live audience in the Cullman Hall of the Universe at the Rose Center for Earth & Space at the American Museum of Natural History, located at 81st Street. between Central Park West and Columbus Ave.
Noteworthy Dates for StarTalk:
April 20, 2015: StarTalk premieres on National Geographic with guest star George Takei
April 27, 2015: Christopher Nolan guest stars on StarTalk
May 4, 2015: Notable journalist Dan Savage stops by and talks to Tyson.
New York Historical Society
Between 79th Street and 81st Street, New York 10024
StarTalk Ticket Information
The only way to get free tickets to this TV show is by way of entering a lottery. Simply fill in the lottery form at the website with your name, email address, phone number and number of tickets required
StarTalk Show Schedule
This TV show tapes two episodes per recording session. StartTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson tapes in the evenings from 9:00 PM to 1:30 AM, however guests are advised to be there at 8:00 pm.
- Neil DeGrasse Tyson