On StarTalk Host Neil deGrasse Tyson brings together celebrities, scientists and comedians to explore a variety of cosmic topics and collide pop culture with science in a way that late-night television has never seen before. Weekly topics range from popular science fiction, space travel, extraterrestrial life, the Big Bang, to the future of Earth and the environment. Tyson is an astrophysicist with a gifted ability to connect with everyone, inspiring us all to to "keep looking up".
Type: Talk Show
Runtime: 60 minutes
StarTalk - Matt O'Dowd (astrophysicist) - Netflix
Matt O'Dowd is an Australian-born astrophysicist. He is an assistant professor at the Physics and Astronomy Department at the Lehman College of the City University of New York and writer and host of PBS Space Time on YouTube. He is a frequent guest on Science Goes to the Movies on CUNY TV, and StarTalk radio with Neil deGrasse Tyson.
StarTalk - Career - Netflix
O'Dowd studies black holes and quasars using a phenomenon called gravitational lensing. He uses the Hubble Space Telescope to look at distant quasars that line up with nearby galaxies. Those galaxies act like additional lenses on the telescope, allowing scientists to see much closer to the black hole than is otherwise possible. O'Dowd is an assistant professor at the Physics and Astronomy Department at the City University of New York . He is a staff scientist at the American Museum of Natural History. Since 2015, he has been the writer and host of PBS Space Time, a series by PBS Digital Studios. O'Dowd is a crew member of Black Rock Observatory, a mobile observatory that debuted at Burning Man in 2012.
StarTalk - References - Netflix