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Book Review: StarTalk With Neil deGrasse Tyson
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StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson book

StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson
Everything You Ever Need to Know About Space Travel, Sci-Fi, the Human Race, the Universe, and Beyond
Hardcover
By Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jeffrey Simons, Charles Liu
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Released date: September 13, 2016

Scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson segued his radio show last year into a TV series on the National Geographic Channel called StarTalk, where each week he’d talk with celebrities about scientific topics, and now, there’s a new companion book called StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Boldly subtitled Everything You Ever Need to Know About Space Travel, Sci-Fi, the Human Race, the Universe, and Beyond, this 304-page full-cover hardcover hits on four major themes — Space, Planet Earth, Being Human, and Futures Imagined. But lest you think this is a dry science textbook, StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson seeks to make astronomy, cosmology, technology, and futurology fun and accessible to the layman, and it succeeds.

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Book Review: Star Trek: The Official Guide to the Universe
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Star Trek: The Official Guide to the Universe National Geographic

Star Trek: The Official Guide to the Universe
The True Science Behind the Starship Voyages
Hardcover
By Andrew Fazekas
Foreword by William Shatner
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Released date: June 7, 2016

Star Trek is one of the most beloved entertainment franchises in the world, with its reach stretching 50 years of not only massive fandom, but influence on everyday life and our aspirations for the future. Even space agencies such as NASA cite the science fiction series as an inspiration. Now, National Geographic Books has created Star Trek: The Official Guide to the Universe, an informative tome that seeks to show the correlations between true science and that which is presented throughout the fictional universe.

William Shatner, who made a name for himself as the original Captain James T. Kirk on the 1960s television series, provides the Foreword to this 240-page hardcover by Andrew Fazekas, which is subtitled The True Science Behind the Starship Voyages.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Lands Late Night Talk Show
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Neil deGrasse Tyson

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has landed another hosting gig following his run leading the popular revival of Carl Sagan’s Cosmos.

Tyson is set to host Star Talk, a late-night talk show that will air on National Geographic. It’s based on his podcast of the same name, mixing science and pop culture and featuring interviews with scientists, celebrities, and comedians.

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National Geographic, Arecibo Observatory Beam 20,000+ Messages Out To Space In Reply To The Wow! Signal
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The Wow! Signal

Back in June we told you about a very cool experiment National Geographic was doing along with the Arecibo Observatory, where they wanted to send your messages via Twitter out to space in response to The Wow! Signal on its 35th anniversary.

As of August 15th, the exact anniversary of first receiving the signal, all messages—including over 20,000 tweets and a few videos from celebrities—were officially beamed out to space for whatever intelligent lifeforms that may be out there to hopefully one day pick up on.

Continue below to check out a cool video (featuring a cameo from yours truly) on how exactly they sent the messages to space.

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Geeks In Space: National Geographic Wants To Send YOUR Message To Space In Response To Wow! Signal
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The Wow! Signal

For those who don’t know, the Wow! Signal (learn more here) is an extraterrestrial radio signal picked up by Ohio State University’s Big Ear radio telescope on August 15, 1977. It lasted 72 seconds, and has never been heard again. Many believe it could have been a signal sent out by intelligent life somewhere far off in space, where others feel it could in fact simply be something from our own planet that found its way back.

We’ll likely never know the origins of the Wow! Signal, but National Geographic has decided to send out a response just in case there’s an intelligent species somewhere out there beneath the pale moonlight (and beyond) to receive it. Even better, they want that response to come from YOU.

Continue reading to find out how your message to another world could find itself beamed out to space.

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