This week has a little more variety in terms of programs with science and technology guests. It’s also incredibly front-loaded. Monday night the Rocket City Rednecks (a group of engineers based in the Huntsville, Alabama area) will appear on The Tonight Show. That same night, Thomas Thwaites visits Stephen Colbert. He recently attempted to build a toaster from scratch and chronicled the project in a book. Also that night, the second guest on Conan is a young inventor, Greyson MacLean.
Then, on Tuesday, Astronaut Mark Kelly will be on The Daily Show. Kelly is the husband of Representative Gabrielle Giffords, so while space may not be a topic of conversation, recovery from brain surgery still qualifies for this list. The week ends with an appearance by tinkerer chef Alton Brown on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. His cooking segments are never just about the recipe, and this one should focus on Thanksgiving, which is on the 24th in the States.
So, an average of a guest a night, pretty good. But with the big holiday weekend in the U.S. coming up, next week’s list will be thin or repeats or both.