Do astronomy and alcohol mix? Find out when Neil deGrasse Tyson mixes up a “Brain Freeze” at the bar at BAM with Brian the Bartender. In addition to creating his signature “Drink of the Evening” Neil also takes us on a tour of the constellations in the art installation hanging over the bar… and suggests a few new ones to be considered, like the iPhone and the Prius.
Belly up to the backroom bar at the Bell House before “StarTalk Live! Poisons, Parasites and Infectious Diseases” and watch as Neil deGrasse Tyson invents his signature drink of the evening. With a little help from Kim the bartender, Neil whips up vodka (friend of the show Dan Aykroyd’s Crystal Skull Vodka, of course), tequila, bitters, ginger beer, lemon juice and a cherry into a potent “Parasitic Poison.” Recorded 9/22/14 by Navid Baraty.
In this Cosmic Query, a fan asks about the worst-case scenario for misuse of a warp drive. Sure enough, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson comes up with one involving backwards time travel that creates a timeline-destroying paradox. Then it gets really weird, when Neil and co-host Eugene Mirman talk about altering history, killing grandparents, sex and jumping out of closets. Watch for yourself.
If a quasar is billions of light years away, how can we calculate that distance when the light takes billions of years to reach us? Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson explains why we can see events that took place before Earth even existed.
What would really have happened in the Oscar winning movie “Gravity” when George Clooney cut himself loose from Sandra Bullok? Find out in this re-enactment starring astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson as Sandra Bullock, physicist Brian Greene as George Clooney, and Eugene Mirman as “The Space Station.” Co-starring Michael Ian Black as “the man with the theory” and NASA astronaut Mike Massimino as “the only guy on stage who has actually been into space.” (This recently unearthed video was shot at StarTalk Live at Town Hall in NYC on Nov 4th, 2013 by Stacey Severn.)
Is the expansion of space accelerating? If so, could it someday exceed the speed of light? What would happen then? Find out when astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Eugene Mirman answer a fan’s Cosmic Query in this StarTalk Radio “Behind the Scenes” video.