Released: Fall 2016

Country: United States

Lead Actors: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye


In May and August 2016, The National Geographic Channel filmed two segments featuring Bill Nye for the show StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson. In the first segment, filmed in the General Assembly Hall, Mr. Nye talked about the importance of the Outer Space Treaty for space exploration. The second segment, filmed at the back of the UN Secretariat Building, focused on how satellite technology has revolutionized global communication and cooperation.

CCOI's Role:

CCOI secured permission for StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson to film at UN Headquarters, coordinated the negotiation of a location agreement between the UN and National Geographic Studios, and made all logistical arrangements for the on-location filming.

UN Locations:

General Assembly Hall, Secretariat Building

Related UN Issues:

Outer space

Telecommunication technology

News Coverage:

[StarTalk Radio] The Lunar Legacy, with Buzz Aldri