Jakub Mosur’s photo of StarTalk Live! onstage at SF Sketchfest 2017 showing Eugene Mirman, Claudia O’Doherty, Bill Nye, Ariel Waldman, and Janet Varney. ©Jakub Mosur.
Jakub Mosur’s photo of StarTalk Live! onstage at SF Sketchfest 2017 showing Eugene Mirman, Claudia O’Doherty, Bill Nye, Ariel Waldman, and Janet Varney. ©Jakub Mosur.

StarTalk Live! from SF Sketchfest 2017 (Part 2)

StarTalk Live! onstage at SF Sketchfest 2017. Left to Right: Eugene Mirman, Claudia O’Doherty, Bill Nye, Ariel Waldman, Janet Varney. © Photo by Jakub Mosur @jakubmosur

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Rejoin host Bill Nye, comic co-host Eugene Mirman, space activist and citizen scientist Ariel Waldman, SF Sketchfest co-founder Janet Varney, and comedian Claudia O’Doherty as they wrap up their multi-threaded conversation on hacking space exploration, the ups and downs of space travel, Science Hack Days and more, live, from SF Sketchfest 2017. Ariel discusses her book, What’s It Like In Space?, and chats about the awkward, silly, and weird stories she heard during her interviews with astronauts. Discover some of the amazing innovations that came out of Science Hack Days, like a facial hair detection code that was modified to search for cosmic rays in cloud chambers. You’ll learn why Ariel thinks going into space might be “a camping trip from hell” and why sneezing in space is much more complicated than it seems. Bill and the gang discuss the convergence of pop culture and science in regards to artificial intelligence. You’ll also learn Bill’s thoughts on experiential learning, creationism curriculum in the classroom, and why we need to teach science from an earlier age. Explore “electromagnetic warp drives,” the three-body problem, and electromagnetic propulsion. All that, plus, find out how to submit your own proposal to NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts!

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