Cosmos is coming back …

Do you remember Cosmos? It was an amazing thirteen-part television series written by Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan (Carl Sagan’s wife) and Steven Soter, with Sagan as presenter and was first broadcast back in 1980. It became the most widely watched series in the history of American public television at that time, and has since then been broadcast in many different countries, so much … Read moreCosmos is coming back …

Cosmos is coming back

Do you remember Cal Sagan on Cosmos? Well, plans are afoot to bring it back in 2013. Sadly Carl is no longer with us, so it will be Neil deGrasse Tyson leading the charge. He is truly a great choice to do this. At one point Sagan himself went out of his way to recruit Tyson. During an interview with writer Daniel Simone (in the November 2, 2007 issue of Dan’s Paper here) Tyson said,

“Interestingly, when I applied to Cornell, my application dripped of my passion for the study and research of the Universe. Somehow the admissions office brought my application to the attention of the late Dr. Sagan, and he actually took the initiative and care to contact me. He was very inspirational and a most powerful influence. Dr. Sagan was as great as the universe, an effective mentor.”

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