I sent the following email to a few of my family and closest friends a few minutes ago, and then I realized I should post it here, too. Just in case anybody decides to tune in here.
Some of you will remember the original Cosmos TV series from 30 years ago or so, featuring Carl Sagan. Do you know there’s a new Cosmos series that began 3-9? (You may have already missed 2 weeks of it. I missed the first episode, but I assure you I will not miss any more if I can help it.)
Sagan’s widow, Ann Druyan, has teamed up with Neil DeGrasse Tyson, head of the Hayden Planetarium in New York, to create this new 13-week series. Tyson hosts the show excellently. Maybe even better than Sagan did. I’ve had tremendous respect for Druyan since she worked with her husband on the original series, and I’ve admired Tyson equally for years. This new series uses up-to-date computer graphics and includes new information that Sagan could not, because nobody knew it then. Those of you who enjoy learning about the magnificent universe we live in will not want to miss it.
Take your pick of several channels. It’s on Fox News and National Geographic; I get it on Public Television; and there are two or three more. It shows Sunday evening at 9 pm EDT. That’s 8:00 pm in Texas and — I guess — 6:00 pm on the west coast. (Sorry, Perry. I don’t know if it’s showing in New Zealand or not. I hope it is. Even you will enjoy it.) If you won’t be home, it is worth recording to watch later.
Nope, they aren’t paying me anything to promote the show. I just think it’s that great.
Watch it. You’ll be glad you did.