“The cosmos is all that is, or ever was, or ever will be. Our contemplations of the cosmos stir us. There’s a tingling in the spine, a catch in the voice, a faint sensation as if a distant memory had fallen from a great height. We know we are approaching the grandest of mysteries.”
You inquisitively say, “Aaron that is a great quote. What is it from?”
Well, thus began Carl Sagan’s 1980 PBS Television show, “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage”. It was a 13-part mini-series covering topics like Einstein’s theory of relativity and Darwin’s theory of evolution. It was based on his book, “Cosmos”, which also had 13 chapters. He explains what science is and how it is appropriately done and shows why it works. For example, how science is self-correcting. He also demonstrated how science was and is used to come to the understanding of the world we have today. Other then some outdated information, it stands the test of the time. If you are interested, I can provide you copies of this documentary.
Fast forward to March 9th, 2014.
“What is happening March 9th?” you might ask.
They are remaking the Cosmos documentary with host Neil deGrasse Tyson. He will be covering many of the same topics and will provide updated information with new findings that have happened in the last 30 years since Cosmos was originally made. It is called “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”. If it’s even 1/4 as good as the original, I think it will still be awesome.
*TL/DR (too long, didn’t read): Watch Cosmos, Sunday, March 9, 2014. On Fox and/or National Geographic. Watch it. Learn stuff. Be informed. Live happy.*
Here’s a link to the long trailer, for a taste:
And a video containing the full quote above, the start of Cosmos: