There have been a number of celebrities who shifted from movies to television, but how many people do you know who went from science to TV? In truth, it's probably not all that many. Of course, many scientists make guest appearances or host documentaries, and we are are familiar with Bill Nye (the ever famous science guy). However, few scientists get their own shows that are really about, well, science. Now, Neil deGrasse Tyson is set to host a late night TV show on National Geographic.
Like most late night shows, the series will be taped in front of a studio audience. Unlike most late night shows, this series will be filmed at the American Museum of Natural History's Hayden Planetarium. Currently, it is set to premiere in 2015.
The show is going to be called Star Talk, after the podcast that Tyson started in 2009. While some may be a bit surprised by this news, after the success of Tyson's update on Carl Sagan's Cosmos series, this announcement probably comes as no great shock to many.
"’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 said in a statement.
Like most late night shows, Star Talk will host celebrities, comedians and scientists on to discuss the latest advancements in our understanding and exploration of the universe. To get an idea of what you are in for, listen to the latest Star Talk podcast below.