The 9 times Neil deGrasse Tyson dropped knowledge on "The Colbert Report"

There are only 14 more episodes of "The Colbert Report." Here's a look at one of his best guests


Sarah Gray
November 18, 2014 11:45PM (UTC)

Neil deGrasse Tyson was one of the most frequent guests on "The Colbert Report." The astrophysicist and host of "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" appeared on the show a whopping nine times in 10 seasons. He is, as Colbert put it "a friend of the show," and discusses everything from Pluto to climate change.

The interviews are never easy, as Colbert's role is often as a science skeptic. However, unless you willfully ignore the satire, and look to Colbert to confirm your pseudoscientific point of view, the below interviews point out the ridiculousness of science deniers, and give Tyson the chance to teach us something about our universe. Watch below:

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October 27, 2005:

August 18, 2006:

May 1, 2007:

June 26, 2008:

June 29, 2009:

April 9, 2010:

July 23, 2013:

March 10, 2014:

March 10, 2014 continued:


Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email sgray@salon.com.

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