Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, Season 1HDClosed Captioning
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A 13-part adventure across the universe of space and time, hosted by renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, exploring humanity’s heroic quest for knowledge and the laws of science.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoStanding Up in the Milky Way||More than three decades after the debut of Carl Sagan’s groundbreaking and iconic series, “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,” it’s time once again to set sail for the stars. Host and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson sets off on the Ship of the Imagination to discover earth’s Cosmic Address and its coordinates in space and time. Viewers meet Renaissance Italy’s Giordano Bruno, who had a spiritual epiphany about the infinite expanse of the universe. Then, Tyson walks across the Cosmic Calendar, on which all of time has been compressed into a year-at-a-glance calendar, from the Big Bang to the moment humans first make their appearance on the planet.||43:59||$3.49||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoSome of the Things Molecules Do||Host Neil deGrasse Tyson is on a voyage to explore the relatedness of all livings things and the possible evolution of life in the cosmos. Go on a journey to discover how artificial selection turned the wolf into canine breeds and how natural selection sculpted the complex human eye. Later, Tyson visits the grand Hall of Extinction, a monument to all the broken branches on the tree of life. Retrace the story of life on Earth and the unbroken thread that stretches from the first one-celled organisms to human life.||43:10||$3.49||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoWhen Knowledge Conquered Fear||Neil deGrasse Tyson sets off on the Ship of the Imagination to chase a single comet through its million-year plunge toward the sun. Later, Tyson visits the birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton and retraces the unlikely friendship between Newton and brilliant polymath Edmond Halley. It was Halley's patience and generosity which allowed Newton to conquer his fear of isolation and find the courage to publish his masterwork, “Principia Mathematica” which launched a science revolution.||43:59||$3.49||View in iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoA Sky Full of Ghosts||Explores how light, time and gravity affects our perception of the universe||42:03||$3.49||View in iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoHiding in the Light||The Ship of the Imagination travels back in time to reveal 11th century Europe and North Africa during the golden age of Islam, when brilliant physicist Ibn al-Haytham discovered the scientific method and first understood how we see, and how light travels. Later, William Herschel discovers the infrared and the signature hidden in the light of every star, eventually unlocking one of the keys to the cosmos.||43:59||$3.49||View in iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoDeeper Deeper Deeper Still||The Ship of the Imagination ventures on an epic voyage to the bottom of a dewdrop to explore the universe on the smallest scale and observe exotic life forms invisible to the naked eye. Then, host Neil deGrasse Tyson explains the neural network in our brains which determine our sense of smell and memory, and later, he travels deep beneath the surface of the Earth to discover the most mysterious particle we know.Host: Neil deGrasse Tyson||43:59||$3.49||View in iTunes|
|7||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Clean Room||To determine the true age of the Earth, geochemist Clair Patterson developed the uranium-lead dating method to make an unprecedented discovery – calculating Earth's age of 4.5 billion years. But Patterson's groundbreaking discoveries were just beginning. Patterson made it his mission to draw public attention to the detrimental effects of lead in the environment and dedicated his career to fighting against the petroleum and chemical industry, eventually achieving public health's biggest victory of the 20th century.||42:01||$3.49||View in iTunes|
|8||HDClosed CaptioningVideoSisters of the Sun||Discover the remarkable story of Annie Jump Cannon and Cecilia Payne, two incredible women who challenged conventional wisdom and uncovered the real-life story of the stars. Cannon led a group of female astronomers in the early 20th century to catalog the spectral characters of stars, and two decades later, young British beauty Payne joined forces with Cannon to analyze the data and uncover the chemical compositions of the stars. Later, travel on the Ship of the Imagination to explore the lives and deaths of stars and visit the planet of a star orbiting a globular cluster.||41:07||$3.49||View in iTunes|
|9||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Lost Worlds of Planet Earth||The Ship of the Imagination embarks on a journey through space and time to grasp how the autobiography of the Earth is written in its atoms, its oceans, its continents and all living things. Later, American geologist Marie Tharp creates the first true map of Earth’s ocean floor, and discovers microscopic life that exists deep beneath the ocean.||42:16||$3.49||View in iTunes|
|10||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Electric Boy||Travel to 19th century England and meet Michael Faraday, a child of poverty who grew up to invent the motor and the generator. His ideas about electricity and discovery of magnetic fields changed the world and paved the way for future scientists to make giant strides in the world of high technology and instantaneous communication.||40:33||$3.49||View in iTunes|
|11||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe Immortals||The Ship of the Imagination travels across the cosmos to discover the possibility of beings that live forever and explain why other civilizations perish. Then, visit the Cosmic Calendar of the Future and contemplate what lies ahead with a hopeful vision.||42:30||$3.49||View in iTunes|
|12||HDClosed CaptioningVideoThe World Set Free||The Ship of the Imagination travels to our near neighbor Venus, where we begin our journey to discover the long history of global warming and the greenhouse effect. Later, explore the detrimental effects of climate change and trace the magnitude of our impact on the Earth’s atmosphere. However, with knowledge, technology and science within our grasp, imagine a hopeful future where we dedicate our efforts to taking care of our home, Planet Earth.||40:59||$3.49||View in iTunes|
|13||HDClosed CaptioningVideoUnafraid of the Dark||The Ship of the Imagination makes a final journey to explore one of the biggest mysteries of the universe: dark energy. Meet one of science’s greatest unsung heroes, Fritz Zwicky, whose prediction of supernovas paved the way for our larger understanding of dark energy, the unknown force in the universe that overwhelms gravity on the grandest scale. On our final voyage, discover the romantic message embedded in Voyager’s Interstellar Golden Record and contemplate the spiritual experience of life on Earth as our cosmic journey concludes with Carl Sagan’s unforgettable meditation, The Pale Blue Dot.||43:58||$3.49||View in iTunes|
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In a time when the world is returning to ignorance and darkness, Cosmos revitalizes the imagination
Everywhere you turn religious extremism and pseudo-scince seems to be gaining ground against reason and careful analysis. From the anti-vaxxer movement led by sound-byte hungry glitterati, to pastors and senators decrying scientific evidence as false, misleading and all but heretical, the modern version of Cosmos (like its predecessor) provides a refreshing pause from the inanity of current-day broadcasting.
It is a truly great show; The historical references and throwbacks are remarkably engaging and very well done, theory is boiled down to graspable chunks and the message of hope it broadcasts should be listened to and embraced by all. Neil DeGrasse Tyson (and Bill Nye and all researchers and scientists like them) should be lauded for pushing the darkness back a bit and keeping the guttering flame alive and well, in spite of the best efforts of those who push slavish adherence to dogma upon an ever increasingly desperate and knowledge starved population.
Science the Religion.
While their is much to learn from science, it is not the final word on creation. This series is more science preaching than education. Cool graphics though...