The Cosmos – back and better than ever

Did you grow up having your mind blown by Carl Sagan and The Cosmos?  I did.

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I can still remember the sleepy, dream-like state of my mind, stretching into the universe, brought on by that signature voice.

There is only one popular scientist I’ve ever enjoyed more than good old Carl, and I can’t believe it’s actually true…but Neal deGrasse Tyson is the narrator of the new Cosmos series.

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(photo credit: National Geographic)

The series is being presented by National Geographic.  Here is a snippet from their website:

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.

We watched the first episode together as a family tonight, and I think I can say that every little mind was blown.  The visuals are stunning and the vastness of the known universe is presented in such beautiful clarity.

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(photo credit: National Geographic)

I think we all felt like we were right there on the spaceship with Neal.  Even our youngest children asked for another episode once it was over.

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For a brief time, you can catch these episodes online for free at cosmosontv.com.  If you miss this window, the episodes are also available for only $1.99 each at Amazon.com, a bargain, if you ask me!

Watch it!