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  • Cosmic Quackery

    Mark Twain said, “Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.” Pseudoscience adherents to this adage, but are their distortions deliberate, the result of scientific ignorance, or due to a deep desire for extraordinary possibilities?

  • Anniversary of Apollo 11

    Forty years ago, on the dusty plains known as the Sea of Tranquility, Neil Armstrong stepped off a lunar module and into the pages of history.

  • Exciting Times for Science

    Special guest Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central’s “Colbert Report” talks about the joys of being a science geek.

  • Travels in Time

    Ready to spend some time pondering time? Host Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host J. Richard Gott are here to show us what we might be capable of through time travel, black holes, worm holes, and more.

    Time is trippy – StarTalk Radio Cosmic Queries: Time-Keeping
  • Summer Skies

    Head’s up! Host Neil deGrasse Tyson, co-host Lynne Koplitz, and meteorologist Joe Rao are here to talk about that colorful canvas up above: the sky. Join us as we explore ancient legends, eclipses, rainbows, shooting stars, and more. Day or night, rain or shine, don’t forget to keep looking up.

  • Space Spin-Offs

    Technology tuned to the stars, brought down to Earth. Learn about the many products in our lives that were developed because of the space program.

  • The Science of Star Trek

    Star Trek imagines a future for humans in space where we explore alien worlds using advanced technology. As writers tried to include as much realistic science as possible, the stories have been an inspiration for students, scientists, inventors.

  • The Search For Aliens

    Do you want to believe? Seth Shostak of SETI talks about his hunt for aliens in this show about the search for life beyond Earth.

    Pioneer 10 spacecraft has this engraved gold-anodized aluminum plate featuring human forms and directions to planet Earth. (NASA)
  • Would You Be a Space Tourist?

    Richard Branson has formed Virgin Galactic and is now taking reservations aboard the maiden voyage of SpaceShipOne. Would you spend the estimated $200,000 for a 45-minute trip into space?

  • Telescopes That Rocked Our World

    On this week’s show, we reflect on how telescopes have changed our perception of our place in the universe. Our guests include Dava Sobel, author of The Planets, Vatican Astronomer Father Chris Corbally, and astronaut Paul Richards.