We are all descendants of a star. We’re born a star, at least scientifically. That’s my main take away after being mind blown from the first episode of National Geographic Channel’s Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey.
It’s the long awaited sequel to the to the landmark series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, written and hosted by renowned space visionary Carl Sagan in the 1980s. I didn’t get to see the first installment, but I will definitely would not miss this. My son would love to see this too, he’s a fan of the cosmic universe. He was the one who told me about Canis Majoris, the largest star known. Just to tell you how big it is, here’s a photo from wikipedia.
The new series is produced by Seth MacFarlane, also an enthusiast of astronomy and astrophysics like most kids and kids at heart. The first episode of Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey is literally jaw dropping. I’m at awe with all the information I was fed, and it was presented in a way that we can easily absorb and share. That was the first of thirteen episodes.
National Geographic got the best person for the job, popular astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, author of New York Times bestsellers Death By Black Hole and Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier.
Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey will premier on March 12 at 10:00 PM with replays the following morning. This will happen simultaneously on NGC and FOX, reaching a far wider audience and inspiring a whole new generation of astrophysicists.