It is exciting that National Geographic and Fox will have re-envision the classic science series COSMOS. The new series will premier March 9th on Fox. The new series will feature astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, which is very cool. Our library has the original COSMOS feature Carl Sagan on DVD (click here to get the call number: Cosmos: a personal voyage). Here’s a description from the show and a short video about it.
Here’s a desciption from the COSMOS webpage:
More than three decades after the debut of “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,” Carl Sagan’s stunning and iconic exploration of the universe as revealed by science, COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY sets off on a new voyage for the stars. Sagan’s original creative collaborator, writer/executive producer Ann Druyan has teamed with Seth MacFarlane to conceive a 13-part series that will serve as a successor to the Emmy Award- and Peabody Award-winning original series.
Hosted by renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, COSMOS will explore how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time. It will bring to life never-before-told stories of the heroic quest for knowledge and transport viewers to new worlds and across the universe for a vision of the cosmos on the grandest scale. COSMOS will invent new modes of scientific storytelling to reveal the grandeur of the universe and re-invent celebrated elements of the legendary original series, including the Cosmic Calendar and the Ship of the Imagination. The most profound scientific concepts will be presented with stunning clarity, uniting skepticism and wonder, and weaving rigorous science with the emotional and spiritual into a transcendent experience.