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Neil DeGrasse Tyson To Host Late Night Show ‘Star Talk’ on NatGeo

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According to The Wrap, everyone’s favorite astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson is getting his own late night show on the National Geographic Channel. Just like Tyson’s podcast, which he started in 2009, the show will also be called Star Talk.

Based on Tyson’s incredibly popular podcast of the same name, the new series will bridge the intersection between pop culture and science as it brings together celebrities, comedians and scientists to discuss the latest developments in our vast universe.

Star Talk will be taped in front of a studio audience at the American Museum of National History’s Hayden Planetarium. Tyson recently hosted Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, which ran for 13 episodes on Fox and was a reboot of the same 1980 TV show hosted by astronomer Carl Sagan.

In a statement, Tyson said: “Cosmos allowed us to share the awesome power of the universe with a global audience in ways that we never thought possible. 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.”

Tyson has been very active on Twitter and has had a lot to say about pop culture. He’s tweeted about the scientific accuracy of space adventure movies Gravity and last year’s Interstellar. He also got himself in the middle of a little controversy when he tweeted this on Christmas:

This subsequently became his most retweeted tweet of all-time. He responded accordingly on Facebook.

His Star Talk podcast has featured guests like rapper GZA from Wu-Tang Clan, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, and actor Morgan Freeman.

Star Talk will premiere in April on the National Geographic Channel.