Neil DeGrasse Tyson Lands Late-nighter

Congratulations to physicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson!

One of JET’s favorite geniuses will make history as the first late-night talkshow host of a Nat Geo called “Star Talk.”  The program, based on his very popular podcast of the same title, will feature celebrities, comedians and fellow scientists, according to The Wrap story about the development.

“’Cosmos’ allowed us to share the awesome power of the universe with a global audience in ways that we never thought possible,” Tyson said in a statement, the Wrap reports. “To be able to continue to spread wonder and excitement through Star Talk, which is a true passion project for me, is beyond exciting.