Saturday, March 8, 2014

New Cosmos Series Premieres Sunday in the US

Hey Space Placers!

Mark your calendar for Sunday 9 p.m. EDT - that's right, we will be on Daylight Saving Time in the U.S. - for the premier of the new Cosmos series.

I wanted to get this out a day early so my international readers get a heads up to determine what channel will carry Cosmos in the myriad of countries that visit.

The original Cosmos was seen by over 800 million people following its debut September 28, 1980 on Public Broadcasting and starred Dr. Carl Sagan. He became a cultural icon and the 1st, I believe, mainstream astronomer to connect with the public. National Geographic Channel is broadcasting the original Cosmos starting today, Saturday so check your local listings.

The new Cosmos is 13 parts as was the original and has astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson as the host. He is easily the Carl Sagan of our time or this generation. I can attest that he has "rock star' status among the young - astronomers and non-astronomers alike.

I thoroughly enjoyed the original Cosmos series and look forward to seeing the portrayal of things we did not know of 34 years ago using today's media productions tools of the trade.

I hope you tune in to the original so you can appreciate it before seeing the remake.

Sky Guy in Finally Warming VA

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