About This Episode
Neil deGrasse Tyson celebrates the first season of our first spinoff, StarTalk All-Stars, which features Bill Nye and a legion of new science educator hosts. We start with our fan’s favorite episode hosted by their favorite All-Stars host, Understanding Climate Change, with Bill Nye. Bill, co-host Chuck Nice, and the Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Dr. Gavin A. Schmidt, talk about rising sea levels, glacial melting, and nuisance flooding. You’ll also hear about the “positive” impacts of climate change: No more ice ages and better English wine! Next, the Chief Scientist of NASA’s Human Research Program, John Charles, tells our fan’s second favorite host, Mike Massimino, and his co-host Maeve Higgins, about what it will take to put humans on Mars for up to 18 months, including the psychological aspects of the trip, artificial gravity, and more. Join astrobiologist David Grinspoon and his guest, Carter Emmart, as they take us behind the scenes to hear how Carter creates a virtual “Google Map” of our universe, and find out about Carter’s own personal holodeck. Learn all about mining asteroids for water and precious metals from cosmochemist Natalie Starkey and her guest, planetary scientist Lindy Elkins-Tanton. Then, Carolyn Porco and her guest, Dan Werthimer, the Principal Investigator of the Breakthrough Listen Initiative, dive into one of the most controversial issues being debated today: should humanity be broadcasting our existence to the galaxy at large, or is that a recipe for disaster? Finally, astrophysicists Emily Rice and Summer Ash share their take on “Women Crushing It Wednesday” – reclaiming a sexist hashtag by celebrating women in STEM and examining the challenges women scientists face.
NOTE: All-Access subscribers can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: Season 1 Time Capsule – StarTalk All-Stars.
Understanding Climate Change with Bill Nye
Putting Humans on Mars with Mike Massimino
Visualizing Our Universe, with Dr. FunkySpoon
Searching for Space Water, with Natalie Starkey
Listening for Aliens, with Carolyn Porco
Women in Science, with Summer Ash and Emily Rice
In This Episode
The Science Guy
HostMike Massimino, Ph.D.
All-Stars Host, Astronaut, Prof. of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University
All-Stars Host, Astrobiologist; Senior Scientist, Planetary Science Institute
HostNatalie Starkey, Ph.D.
All-Stars Host, Cosmochemist
All-Stars Host, Planetary Scientist, Cassini Imaging Science Team Leader
All-Stars Host, Astrophysicist, Director of Outreach for Columbia University’s Department of Astronomy, co-founder of STARtorialist and Astronomy on Tap
All-Stars Host, Astrophysicist, Astronomer at College of Staten Island/University of NY and The American Museum of Natural History, co-founder of STARtorialist and Astronomy on Tap
GuestDr. Gavin A. Schmidt
Climatologist, Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
GuestJohn Charles, Ph.D.
Chief Scientist, NASA Human Research Program, Johnson Space Center
Director of Astrovisualization at the American Museum of Natural History
GuestLindy Elkins-Tanton, Ph.D.
Planetary Scientist, Director of the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University
Co-Founder, Chief Scientist SETI@home; Principal Investigator, Breakthrough Listen Initiative