What an absolutely amazing experience, I honestly had the most fun doing StarTalk Live at the Beacon Theatre on Broadway, New York. Here’s some photos of the event, I’ll post more details about the show when it’s out, probably November time.
Well, I am very excited to finally announce that I have been invited to appear on StarTalk Live in New York (New York, so good they named it twice). It’s being recorded tonight (Monday September 21st) but what’s even more exciting is that the show will be at the Beacon Theater on Broadway in front of a 2500 strong audience. For those not in ‘the know’, the show is hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson who is an astrophysicist based at the American Museum of Natural History and Director of the Hayden Planetarium. Neil is also a very popular broadcaster and science communicator in the USA. I’ll update more on here on my return because I’ve been sworn to secrecy until the event, I can’t wait to meet Neil and the other guests on the show. I’ll be covering topics related to my research so you can expect comets, asteroids, Rosetta, outer Solar System, Kuiper Belt, and there’ll also be some Pluto chat.
Luckily, everyone can listen to these shows, even if you aren’t based in the USA because they’re all available for FREE on iTunes!! Although it may take a few months for the show I’m in to be edited as a podcast.
Because it is sort of a long way to go, I’m also giving a research seminar at the American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday 22nd September. Here I’ll be talking about my primary research: ‘An insight into the early Solar System from the analysis of cometary dust’. Then it’s straight back home to reality…
I’m very excited that a new BBC series called ‘World’s Weirdest Events’ is due to start this month (Thursday Sept 3rd) and the trailer for the show is pretty cool (see below). It’ll be presented by Chris Packham and is made by the team that produced ‘Nature’s Weirdest Events’. The new series looks at unlocking the secrets behind some of the world’s most unusual occurrences. I’m mostly excited because I was involved with a couple of the episodes where I’ve been interviewed to help explain some of the ‘weird’ events; one in Indonesia involving a volcano that appears to be spewing out blue lava and one in Siberia where some mysterious holes have appeared in the ground, you’ll have to watch to find out more. I’ll try to find out when exactly my episodes will be on but it looks like it’ll be on Thursdays (BBC2) at 8pm repeated on Sundays (BBC2) at 6pm.