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Neil deGrasse Tyson's late night TV show will premiere on 4/20

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Astrophysicist and guy I occasionally see on the subway, Neil deGrasse Tyson will premiere his new late night program StarTalk on National Geographic Channel on April 20th, according to the cable network. Variety reports that guests will include, "Former US president Jimmy Carter, biologist Richard Dawkins, retired Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, producer Norman Lear, film director Christopher Nolan, and Star Trek actor George Takei."

If you haven't listened to the podcast that inspired the television show and shares its name, now is as fine a time as any to start. StarTalk: The Radio Show is a humorous and human take on scientific topics that can too often feel cold, distant, and incomprehensible to laypeople — like myself. The late night series will regularly feature fellow scientist and television personality Bill Nye, along with a slew of comedians, scientists, and celebrities.

StarTalk premiers Monday, April 20th at 11PM EST. The competitive linking of Neil deGrasse Tyson memes in the comments begins now.

Verge Video archive: Neil deGrasse Tyson on science education, the future of American innovation, and his fame (2014)