Neil deGrasse Tyson To Host Late-Night Talk Show

Neil deGrasse Tyson visited with Goddard's Space Flight Center Director Chris Scolese and the James Webb Space Telescope team at Goddard in Greenbelt, Maryland / NASA/Goddard/Rebecca Roth via Flickr
Janet Fang 08 Jan 2015, 02:53

Fresh off his success hosting the reboot of Carl Sagan’s Cosmos series, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will become a late-night talk show host. 

National Geographic Channel just announced that they’ll be adapting Tyson’s long-running podcast, Star Talk, for television. The late-night series, a first for the channel, will be taped in front of a studio audience at the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium, where Tyson serves as director. 

“Cosmos allowed us to share the awesome power of the universe with a global audience in ways that we never thought possible,” Tyson says in a news release. “To be able to continue to spread wonder and excitement through Star Talk, which is a true passion project for me, is beyond exciting. And National Geographic Channel is the perfect home as we continue to explore the universe.”

Each week, he and his guests will explore a variety of cosmic topics ranging from extraterrestrial life and the Big Bang to the future of Earth. 

Star Talk is set to premiere in April. 

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