No one can make the mysteries of the universe more comprehensible and fun than Neil deGrasse Tyson. Drawing on mythology, history, and literature—alongside his trademark wit and charm—Neil brings planetary science down to Earth and principles of astrophysics within reach. Join us for a special episode of StarTalk Live to celebrate the release of To Infinity and Beyond: A Journey of Cosmic Discovery, a new book written by Neil and StarTalk senior producer Lindsey Nyx Walker. As we dive into the science of this book, Neil and guests take us on a journey through space and time, starting with the Big Bang and voyaging to the far reaches of the universe and beyond. Along the way, science greets pop culture as Tyson explains the triumphs—and bloopers—in Hollywood’s blockbusters: all part of an entertaining ride through the cosmos.
As we move away from Earth, new truths are shared about our planet’s atmosphere, the nature of sunlight, and the many missions that have demystified our galactic neighbors. But the farther out we travel, the weirder things get. What’s a void and what’s a vacuum? How can light be a wave and a particle at the same time? When finally arriving in the blackness of outer space, Tyson and guests take on the spookiest phenomena of the cosmos: parallel worlds, black holes, time travel, and more. If you are a science junky and a fan of the conundrums that astrophysicists often ponder, join StarTalk Live for an enlightening adventure into the farthest reaches of the cosmos.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson was born in New York City the same week NASA was founded. After a BA in Physics from Harvard, a PhD in Astrophysics from Columbia, and a Postdoctoral research fellowship at Princeton, Tyson became the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium, where he has served since 1996. Neil is the host of the award-winning Cosmos TV series, and StarTalk, the first ever science-based talk show and podcast. He has over 13 million Twitter followers.