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Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey

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Sunday 9:00 PM on FOX Premiered Mar 09, 2014 Between Seasons

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  • Season 1
    • Unafraid of the Dark
      6/8/14
      8.9
      The first season concludes with a profile of Swiss astronomer Fritz Zwicky (1898-1974), a pioneer in the study of supernovas, neutron stars and dark matter in the universe; and a rumination on Carl Sagan's best seller "Pale Blue Dot."
    • The World Set Free
      The World Set Free
      Episode 12
      6/1/14
      8.5
      A look at Venus and what may have happened to it as a result of the greenhouse effect. Also: an examination of climate change on Earth and what it means for the future.
    • The Immortals
      The Immortals
      Episode 11
      5/18/14
      8.4
      Neil deGrasse Tyson examines civilisation's threat to the Earth's ecosystem and suggests a brighter, better future if we can learn from science.
    • The Electric Boy
      The Electric Boy
      Episode 10
      5/11/14
      7.9
      Our high-tech world and its electronic secrets are de-mystified as we learn the inspiring story of a genius even Albert Einstein looked up to.
    • The Lost Worlds of Planet Earth
      A profile of U.S. geologist Marie Tharp (1920-2006), who created the first comprehensive map of the entire ocean floor. Also: a look at the Earth's autobiography according to its atoms, oceans, continents and all living things.
    • Sisters of the Sun
      4/27/14
      7.1
      A spotlight on the work of female astronomers, including Annie Jump Cannon (1863-1941), who cataloged stars by class, and Cecilia Payne (1900-79), who calculated the chemical compositions of stars. Also: an exploration of the lives and deaths of stars; and a visit to the planet of a star orbiting a globular cluster.moreless
    • The Clean Room
      The Clean Room
      Episode 7
      4/20/14
      8.8
      The tempestuous youth of the Earth effectively erased all traces of its beginnings. How did we ever learn its true age?
    • Deeper, Deeper, Deeper Still
      4/13/14
      8.3
      Science casts its 'cloak of visibility' over everything, including Neil himself, who becomes viewable as a man composed of his constituent atoms.
    • Hiding in the Light
      4/6/14
      8.6
      The behavior of light and its relationship to vision are studied by Ibn al-Haytham in the Middle East during the 11th century. Also: astronomer William Herschel discovers infrared radiation in 1800.
    • A Sky Full of Ghosts
      3/30/14
      8.3
      A journey back to 1809 features astronomer William Herschel's observations on the effects of light on time and gravity. Also: Tyson travels to the event horizon of a black hole.
    • When Knowledge Conquered Fear
    • Some of the Things That 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.

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    • Standing Up in the Milky Way
      3/9/14
      8.9

      Our cosmic address is explained, the cosmic calendar of our space/time is explored, and Neil deGrasse Tyson looks to history for the story of Giordano Bruno and his heretical theories about our universe.

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