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StarTalk Radio

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Science & Medicine, Natural Sciences

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Science & Medicine 5
Top 200 60

Science meets comedy and pop culture on StarTalk Radio! Astrophysicist and Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson, his comic co-hosts, guest celebrities and scientists discuss astronomy, physics, and everything else about life in the universe. But wait... there's more! Our new show, StarTalk All-Stars, features a revolving slate of all-star scientists and science educators including Bill Nye the Science Guy, backed up by your favorite comic co-hosts. Catch new episodes of StarTalk Radio on Fridays at 7pm ET, and StarTalk All-Stars on Tuesdays at 7pm ET. Keep Looking Up!

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Cosmic Minute: Perihelion – The Astrophysicist’s Holiday

September 18th, 2014

Episode 164 of 311 episodes

Is January 1st really an astronomically special day? StarTalk Radio host Neil deGrasse Tyson debunks the science behind holidays and separates fact from fiction on a couple of the most well-known days of the year – and how often the sun really rises in the east and sets in the west? If you like this track, check out the whole StarTalk Radio “Cosmic Queries: Holiday Edition” episode at http://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-holiday-edition/.

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