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Message 1463373 - Posted: 12 Jan 2014, 1:33:24 UTC

Neil deGrasse Tyson is at home in the universe. As a citizen of the cosmos, he’s taking off where Carl Sagan left off.

“Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey,” a 13-part, prime-time series airing on both Fox and the National Geographic Channel.

http://guardianlv.com/2014/01/neil-degrasse-tyson-is-at-home-in-the-universe/
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Message 1463375 - Posted: 12 Jan 2014, 1:40:35 UTC

Awesome!
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Message 1463665 - Posted: 12 Jan 2014, 19:27:38 UTC
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Many thanks Lynn. Just checked on the NGC and can't find any details. Can you keep us posted as to when it will air please.

Edit: This is all I could find: -

Cosmos Live from Los Angeles - March 4th

Directed by Brannon Braga. If NCIS is anything to go by, this show will be awesome.
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Message 1463671 - Posted: 12 Jan 2014, 19:49:44 UTC - in response to Message 1463665.

Many thanks Lynn. Just checked on the NGC and can't find any details. Can you keep us posted as to when it will air please.

Edit: This is all I could find: -

Cosmos Live from Los Angeles - March 4th

Directed by Brannon Braga. If NCIS is anything to go by, this show will be awesome.



Thank You, Sirius. Glad you found a date. I will keep checking about the details, but think you nailed it.

Neil deGrasse Tyson, he's an awesome person and speaker.
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Message 1463673 - Posted: 12 Jan 2014, 19:54:54 UTC - in response to Message 1463671.

Have to agree that they got an excellent presenter. Also glad I upgraded my cable package to their Tivo box, so as soon as this starts airing, I'm going to dvr it.
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Message 1463688 - Posted: 12 Jan 2014, 20:24:22 UTC

I thought I posted earlier but it has vanished. Tyson has a great TV personality and this should be great programming.
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Message 1464450 - Posted: 15 Jan 2014, 1:21:36 UTC - in response to Message 1463688.

trailer for the show.

Rebooting Carl Sagan's seminal "Cosmos" miniseries three decades later is almost impossible — unless you happen to be renowned astrophysicist and science educator Neil deGrasse Tyson.

http://www.space.com/22058-cosmos-a-spacetimes-odyssey-with-neil-degrasse-tyson-revealed-video.html

http://www.space.com/24243-cosmos-tv-series-neil-degrasse-tyson.html
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Message 1464574 - Posted: 15 Jan 2014, 12:53:21 UTC - in response to Message 1464450.

Thanks Lynn.
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Message 1464614 - Posted: 15 Jan 2014, 15:29:25 UTC
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Watched the trailer. If the series echoes the trailer, I don't think that the show will have any more relevance than the usual fare on the Science Channel. Looks to be more religious and metaphysical than scientific.

Don't forget many in the astronomy community considered Sagan to be a posturing showman--popular psuedo-science while popularizing interest in science perhaps.

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Message 1464626 - Posted: 15 Jan 2014, 16:10:33 UTC - in response to Message 1464614.
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more religious and metaphysical than scientific... popular psuedo-science...



Ouch.

If you can find a single pseudo-scientific idea promoted by either of these gentlemen, I'd be certainly interested in a reference. Sagan, specifically, wrote "The Demon-Haunted World" exactly to counter pseudo-science.

Note: making science fun, interesting, passionate and wonderful does not make it into "pseudo-science". That term is specifically reserved for demonstrably incorrect information masquerading as science (phrenology, creationism, vitalism, etc.)
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Message 1464654 - Posted: 15 Jan 2014, 17:25:29 UTC

Don't forget many in the astronomy community considered Sagan to be a posturing showman--popular psuedo-science while popularizing interest in science perhaps.


Grmbl... Carl Sagan had so much succes because he was able to make the 'common' people understand science. He was a genuine scientist though imo!
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Message 1464687 - Posted: 15 Jan 2014, 18:11:26 UTC - in response to Message 1464654.
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He was a genuine scientist though imo!


Not just an opinion...

He spent most of his career as a professor of astronomy at Cornell University where he directed the Laboratory for Planetary Studies. He published more than 600 scientific papers and articles and was author, co-author or editor of more than 20 books.

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Message 1464710 - Posted: 15 Jan 2014, 18:50:24 UTC

Thanx Mr Kevvy:) I also know it's isn't just my opinion but a fact!
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Message 1464797 - Posted: 15 Jan 2014, 22:04:13 UTC

For physics you might try digging out some of Jim Al-Khalili books. Not his heavy, real nose bleed academic stuff, but his lighter more public oriented books listed on the "science communication" page of his website are fairly easy reading on some quite heavy subjects.


Maths, well there is Marcus du Sautoy who has published a couple of lighter books of which "The Num8er My5teries: A Mathematical Odyssey Through Everyday Life" is about the easiest to get to grips with. Again most of his work comes under the "nose bleed" category....
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Message 1475493 - Posted: 11 Feb 2014, 2:24:41 UTC - in response to Message 1464797.

“Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” which Fox will begin airing on March 9th. The show is a sequel to “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,” the celebrated series that was hosted by Sagan and broadcast on PBS, in 1980. Sagan, who died in 1996, was an erudite guide to the universe, conveying the excitement of discoveries within the solar system and beyond.

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2014/02/17/140217fa_fact_mead

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Message 1484263 - Posted: 4 Mar 2014, 1:42:04 UTC - in response to Message 1475493.

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. Premières Sunday, March 9, 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, Global/Fox, 7 p.m. CT, CIHF. Mathematics, the science of numbers, lies at the heart of scientific exploration of the universe.
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Message 1486444 - Posted: 8 Mar 2014, 23:30:50 UTC - in response to Message 1484263.

okay.


Obama To Intro Fox & Nat Geo’s ‘Cosmos’ Debut

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Message 1486463 - Posted: 9 Mar 2014, 0:13:59 UTC - in response to Message 1486444.
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okay.


Obama To Intro Fox & Nat Geo’s ‘Cosmos’ Debut

Hi Lynn,
Thank you for that heads up, I would like to watch that :)

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Message 1486467 - Posted: 9 Mar 2014, 0:25:56 UTC - in response to Message 1486463.

okay.


Obama To Intro Fox & Nat Geo’s ‘Cosmos’ Debut

Hi Lynn,
Thank you for that heads up, I would like to watch that :)



Your Welcome, Byron.

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. Premières Sunday, March 9, 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, Global/Fox, 7 p.m. CT, CIHF. Mathematics, the science of numbers, lies at the heart of scientific exploration of the universe.

Don't forget, (to check your local tv, listing). Byron :)
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Message 1486476 - Posted: 9 Mar 2014, 0:44:33 UTC - in response to Message 1486467.
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okay.


Obama To Intro Fox & Nat Geo’s ‘Cosmos’ Debut

Hi Lynn,
Thank you for that heads up, I would like to watch that :)



Your Welcome, Byron.

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. Premières Sunday, March 9, 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, Global/Fox, 7 p.m. CT, CIHF. Mathematics, the science of numbers, lies at the heart of scientific exploration of the universe.

Don't forget, (to check your local tv, listing). Byron :)

thanks Lynn,
Will do,

Best Wishes
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