Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey - Season 1

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

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  • Unafraid of the Dark
    6/8/14
    9.0
    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
    8.6
    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
    8.5
    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
    8.1
    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
    5/4/14
    7.3
    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
    Sisters of the Sun
    Episode 8
    4/27/14
    7.3
    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
    8.9
    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
    8.4
    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
    3/16/14
    8.8

    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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