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The Votes Are In: Results of the StarTalk Radio Season 6 Fan Favorites Poll

Elon Musk unveils the Dragon V2 during a ceremony for the new spacecraft inside SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, Calif. Image Credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis Published: 6 February 2016

The votes are in! Our fans have spoken! Thank you all for your responses to our Season 6 Fan Favorites Poll. Your favorite episode of the year was The Future of Humanity with Elon Musk, followed by Colonizing Mars with Bas Lansdorp and A Conversation with Edward Snowden (Part 1). Your favorite Cosmic Queries episode […]

This Friday, Neil deGrasse Tyson Explores What the EPA Is Doing to Protect Our World

Photo of Neil deGrasse Tyson and Gina McCarthy, courtesy of National Geographic Channels Published: 3 February 2016

How did a self-proclaimed “child of the Sixties” end up leading U.S. efforts to protect the environment and save the planet? The short answer is that she used to love going out and playing in the mud with all the creepy critters she uncovered in her local ecosystems. For the long answer, you’ll need to […]

Please Vote for Your Season 6 Fan Favorites

Photo of a vote key on your computer, asking you to vote for your favorite StarTalk Radio Season 5 episodes, guests, co-hosts and guest hosts. Published: 30 January 2016

It’s the time of year when we turn to you, our audience, to tell us what you liked most this season. Not only do we use your choices to help us decide what goes into our two Season 6 Time Capsule episodes, but also knowing which shows, guests, and co-hosts you like most helps us […]

This Friday, Neil Tyson and Brian Cox Chat about Lightsabers and Wormholes

Photo of Prof. Brian Cox and Neil deGrasse Tyson in Neil's office at the Hayden Planetarium in NYC. Courtesy National Geographic Channels. Published: 27 January 2016

Take two of the leading science podcasters on the planet and put them in a room. What do you think they’ll talk about? The physics of lightsabers, of course. Oh, and wormholes. And time travel. And so much more. In this Friday’s podcast, Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews Professor Brian Cox, OBE, one of the UK’s leading […]

Change Your View with StarTalk and Celestron: Grand Prize Winner Announced

Graphic showing the Grand Prize winner of the "Change Your View with Celestron and StarTalk Radio" photo contest. Published: 23 January 2016

At long last, we’ve chosen both our “Remember in December” monthly winner and our Grand Prize winner in the “Change Your View with Celestron and StarTalk” photo contest. The winner of “Remember in December” is @Krisi_Stargazer.   Krisi has won a Celestron COSMOS 60 AZ Telescope, shown here: And now, without further ado…(drumroll please)… the […]

Breaking News: Guests Announced for StarTalk Live! at SF Sketchfest 2016

Photo of "The Martian" author Andy Weir when he visited JSC in 2015. Credit: NASA/James Blair and Lauren Harnett. Published: 16 January 2016

On January 22, StarTalk Live may be returning to Sketchfest in San Francisco, but we’ve got our sights set on something a bit further from home: Mars! And we’ve enlisted two of the best tour guides we could ever hope for the evening’s journey to the Red Planet: Dr. Jim Green, NASA’s Planetary Science Division […]

This Friday, Neil deGrasse Tyson Revisits the ’60s with David Crosby

Photo of David Crosby and Neil deGrasse Tyson, taken in Neil's office at the Hayden Planetarium. Credit: National Geographic Channel. Published: 13 January 2016

When you think of David Crosby, what comes to mind? Woodstock? Kent State? Richard Nixon? The Vietnam War? Free love? Getting high? As a member of both The Byrds and Crosby, Stills and Nash (and eventually Young), he was an irreplaceable voice on the soundtrack of the Sixties, from Eight Miles High and Ohio and […]

Changing of the Guard

Image of the USPS Stamp commemorating Apollo 11 landing on the moon that was issued by the USPS in 1969. Published: 9 January 2016

This is the first stamp I remember buying for myself. I was 8, and I proudly put them on every letter I sent to relatives and summertime friends, regardless of the wasted postage (first class stamps back then were only ¢8). When I was a kid, we went to the moon. My generation had Apollo, […]