StarTalk Live Category Archive

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 […]

StarTalk Live! goes “Back to the Beacon” – Fan Presale Now.

StarTalk Live! is going back to the Beacon Theatre in NYC on Nov 18, 2014, and the fan presale started today. You can get your tickets here. Select Ticket Type “Internet Presale” and give the code: cosmic. Here’s what we know about the show so far: The show will be hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson […]

StarTalk Live! NY SuperWeek Tickets On Sale Now – Plus A Special Surprise For Blog Readers

At long last, the tickets for StarTalk Live! that kicks off NY SuperWeek as part of NY Comic Con are finally on sale. The show is October 3rd at The Manhattan Center Hammerstein Ballroom on 34th Street and 8th Avenue. Doors open at 7:30 pm, show starts at 8:00 pm. They’re on sale right now, […]

Blink and you’ll miss it… StarTalk Live! sold out again

Tickets for StarTalk Live! at The Bell House went on sale at 1:00 PM EDT last Friday, 8/8/14. For the first time ever, we’re doing two shows on two consecutive nights, as part of this year’s Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival. 9/21 is StarTalk Live! with guest host Bill Nye the Science Guy, and on 9/22 […]

This Sunday – the Conclusion of StarTalk Live! Big Brains at BAM

All good things must eventually come to an end, and StarTalk Live! Big Brains at BAM is no exception. This Sunday, we present our unprecedented Part 3 of our exploration of the inner workings of the human brain. As host Neil deGrasse Tyson says at the beginning of this episode, we’ve never done a 3-part […]

“You can’t joke about Anencephaly” – Preview Big Brains at BAM Part 2

“You can’t joke about Anencephaly.” There may be no more qualified person on the planet to say that than Mayim Bialik. As a real life neuroscientist who plays one on the hit TV comedy, The Big Bang Theory, Mayim knows where the lines are. She knows what’s funny when it comes to dealing with people […]

Big Brain Theory: StarTalk Live! at BAM Part 1 This Sunday

  If you didn’t attend StarTalk Live! at BAM earlier this year, and somebody told you that the two science guests that evening were Dr. Heather Berlin, an Assistant Professor of Neuroscience & Psychiatry, Mt. Sinai Hospital, and Mayim Bialik, who plays neuroscientist Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory, you might be a […]