Nat Geo Channel Will Launch New Science Series with Neil deGrasse Tyson on April 20th

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Nat Geo Channel Will Launch New Science Series with Neil deGrasse Tyson on April 20th

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During a presentation at SXSW earlier this week, the National Geographic Channel announced that StarTalk, its new late night science-themed talk show, will premiere on Monday, April 20, at 11PM ET/10PM CT. Neil deGrasse Tyson, renowned astrophysicist and star of FOX's Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, will host the hour-long series, which explores the ways science and technology have influenced the lives of his guests.

Based on Dr. Tyson's popular podcast of the same name, the weekly series will feature an interview with Tyson and a guest, as well as a discussion between Tyson and a group of panelists before a live studio audience at the American Museum of Natural History's Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York City. Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter, biologist Richard Dawkins, retired Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, producer Norman Lear, film director Christopher Nolan, and Star Trek actor George Takei are all scheduled to appear as guests. Bill Nye the Science Guy will also make weekly appearances via a pre-taped segment.

"Expanding the StarTalk radio show and podcast into a television show on National Geographic Channel offers a unique opportunity to show viewers how pervasive science is in our culture and how entertaining science can be," said Dr. Tyson. "Throughout the show we explore current issues with top industry leaders and pair that with comical, but informed, commentary. From politicians and actors to scientists, social activists, and more, the impact of science knows no bounds."

The series will air weekly on Mondays at 11PM on the National Geographic Channel and will repeat on Fridays at 7PM.

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