StarTalk Live Category Archive

Behind the Scenes at My First StarTalk Live!

Today’s guest post is written by Heather R. Archuletta, who tweets @pillownaut and was kind enough to volunteer as our live tweeter at StarTalk Live! at SF Sketchfest 2015. Formerly with NASA Flight Simulations, Heather writes the “Pillow Astronaut” blog and recruits analogs for sim programs at Johnson Space Center. Here is her account of […]

This Sunday, Return to Water World with Neil deGrasse Tyson and StarTalk Live!

Like Part 1 last week, the unexpected moments are what make StarTalk Live! Water World (Part 2) so delightful. For instance, you can reasonably expect that you’ll hear Robert F. Kennedy Jr. talking about how water privatization has become a trillion-dollar industry and warning about “biostitutes” and the failure of democracy when policy is driven […]

Water, Water Everywhere… StarTalk Live! Gets Wet this Sunday

The last thing anybody expected to hear about at our first StarTalk Live! at The Beacon Theater in NYC was probably Kung Fu Nuns, or, as comedian Jason Sudeikis quickly replied, “Isn’t that where we get nunchuks?” But it turns out that the entire show was about as fluid as its subject, flowing from science […]

Live-Tweeting from LA and SF with a Little Help from Our Friends

You may not know it, but StarTalk does a lot with a very small staff. One reason we can do it is great fans who volunteer to help us out when we need it. We’ve had plenty of volunteers edit video and audio, write guest blogs, take pictures and more. You’ve gotten to know some […]

StarTalk Live! Is Going to LA to Explore Mars

They say turnabout is fair play. So I guess if I were to say that I’m jealous of all our fans who will get to see StarTalk Live! in LA on January 22, I probably wouldn’t get much sympathy. After all, we constantly get emails and tweets and comments on Facebook from fans that wish […]

This Sunday: Accomplished Women, Strange Science, Urban Legends, Aliens, Powerful Beings and God.

What makes it into a StarTalk Radio Time Capsule? This season, you picked episodes featuring accomplished women, strange science, urban legends, aliens, powerful beings and God. Let’s start with the women. In Madame Saturn: A Conversation with Carolyn Porco, we met the scientist who runs the Cassini Imaging Team and has been responsible for bringing […]

This Sunday, StarTalk Live! Searches for Aliens in San Francisco

There are some people who mistakenly assume the search for intelligent life in the universe is being conducted by wishful thinkers and fanatics, not serious scientists. They imagine some sort of oversized caricature of a telescope from a Bugs Bunny cartoon searching for little green men or Marvin the Martian. Needless to say, they would […]

Tyson! Mirman! Dawkins! Gaffigan! Less than a week until StarTalk Live! in NYC

We’ve got less than a week until Richard Dawkins and Jim Gaffigan join Neil deGrasse Tyson and Eugene Mirman at StarTalk Live! I’m going to get a bit personal here: I don’t think I’ve ever been as excited for a StarTalk Live! as I am for this one. Think about it: two of the greatest […]

A Visitor from South Africa Reflects on Attending StarTalk Live!

  Today’s guest blog post is written by Iwan Pieterse, a fan who came all the way from South Africa to visit the Hayden Planetarium and attend last week’s StarTalk Live! at The Hammerstein Ballroom. You can find out more about Iwan here. It’s not everyday even your highest expectation of something is completely surpassed. […]

Be Part of the Smartest Audience in NYC this Friday Night

After the recent back-to-back StarTalk Live! shows at The Bell House, I was talking to Mike, the club’s manager. These were his first STLs and we chatted a little about how great the audience was. He was a bit surprised at the intensity of the crowd. I know what he meant. I can still remember […]