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At the Intersection of Science and Religion on Tonight’s StarTalk

The often controversial when spoken about together topics of science and religion collide on tonight’s episode of StarTalk, when Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with Richard Dawkins.  Dawkins is a world-renowned evolutionary biologist, bestselling author, and one of the most outspoken proponents for atheism.  Some of his best-known books, which shed light on the topics of evolution and…

Arianna Huffington Discusses Blogging and Social Media on Tonight’s StarTalk

It’s a meeting of the social media minds on tonight’s StarTalk, when Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with Arianna Huffington.  She’s the co-founder of the Pulitzer Prize winning news aggregator and blog “The Huffington Post.”  She is writer herself – her latest of 14 books is titled “Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating…

Dan Savage Discusses Love and the Concept of Monogam-ish Tonight on StarTalk

It’s a cosmic love meeting on tonight’s episode of StarTalk, when Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with Dan Savage, a gay rights activist and author of the internationally syndicated sex and relationship advice column “Savage Love.”  In addition to the column, Savage has published several books.  His latest book, American Savage, reflects on his experiences throughout the founding of the “It…

From Space-Time to the Science in “Interstellar,” Tonight on StarTalk

Science and film unite on tonight’s episode of StarTalk, when host Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with director, screenwriter and producer, Christopher Nolan.  Nolan is known for his films that bend the rules of time and space.  His latest film, “Interstellar,” explores a notion of time travel via wormhole that is based in science, and may…

Join Us For a Live Q&A With Neil deGrasse Tyson Today at 12:15!

Got Questions? Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Has Answers What’s Neil’s favorite food? How do you have sex in space? What was the coolest spaceship in a sci-fi movie? The fun, the abstract, or the absurd–now’s your chance to ask Neil deGrasse Tyson anything you want! Join him TODAY at 12:15PM for a Facebook Q&A!

Get Ready to Geek Out: StarTalk Premieres Tonight!

Calling all geeks!  Neil deGrasse Tyson is back with an all-new late night talk show where pop culture and science collide.  Each week, Neil interviews a celebrity guest about cool moments in their career, while also trying to unleash their inner-nerd. On the series premiere of StarTalk, Neil is joined by guest, George Takei.  In…

Our Curiosity

You may know that the 2nd anniversary of the Curiosity rover reaching Mars occurred a little over a month ago.  In fact, for those of us who work here at NGC, we’re treated to a full scale model of the Curiosity rover each day upon entering the building (though recently our new friend Spinosaurus is…

“Our Pale Blue Dot” – The Monologue That Inspired COSMOS

“The Earth is a very small stage in a vast, cosmic arena.” – Carl Sagan Over the past thirteen weeks, COSMOS has taken viewers on a journey though space and time, reaching back into history to revisit historical figures and revive lessons that can inform our understanding of the universe. Tonight, the journey ends with…

What’s Your Favorite Scene From Cosmos?

As the season finale of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey rapidly approaches, we’re already starting to feel nostalgic. In this exclusive behind the scenes video, cast and crew take a trip down memory lane to discuss their favorite moments. Executive Producer and Director Brannon Braga reveals what made the Cosmic Calendar sequences his favorite, while Neil…

Is Earth Turning Into Venus?

Venus may be our planet’s closest neighbor in the solar system, but its atmosphere seems world away from Earth’s oceans, ice caps and greenery. Where our world hosts an ecosystem that supports all kinds of life, Venus is a gaseous wasteland, its oceans long gone and its surface hotter than an open fire.  However, as…