At a time when many of us are feeling uncertain, and when national laws have to bow to those of nature, we might find ourselves thinking more deeply about our place in the world. The Cosmos TV series is about the power of looking outside oneself into the world we inhabit, and how imagination helps us make those connections.
The epic series Cosmos returned to Nat Geo this month for its third season. The previous season was seen by more than 135 million people worldwide. Produced by Seth MacFarlane and Ann Druyan, and hosted by renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos: Possible Worlds kicked off Monday, March 9.
A Sense Of Wonder
When it comes to science and exploring the nature and the laws of the universe, there are thousands – perhaps tens of thousands – of people around the world and throughout history who work diligently to explain the world around us. Among those, there are a few who emerge as the personalities of science – the story tellers who share the sense of wonder with those of who are not scientists and help us to understand our place in the universe and our role in the continuing saga yet to come.
Carl Sagan was one such person. A press release from Nat Geo explains, “Many decades ago, a young Carl Sagan daydreamed on the rug of a tenement, envisioning something quite unique for someone so young: a drawing filled with a boy’s dreams of the Space Age and interstellar exploration. A world-renowned visionary, Sagan lived those dreams and shared them with the world in Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, sparking the most beloved science franchise in television history.”