New ‘Cosmos’ Educates and Inspires

The universe is mind-blowing.

If you missed the premiere of Cosmos March 9, then be sure to catch it when it airs again and tune in Sundays at 9pm on Fox or National Geographic to watch future installments.

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, is a remake of the original 1980 documentary series by Carl Sagan, with Neil deGrasse Tyson taking on Sagan’s role as our guide. This exploration of “all that is or was or ever will be” captures the imagination as it educates us about the awe-inspiring universe.

One of the most compelling segments in the first installment is a scale model, not of space, but of time. Tyson walks us through the Cosmic Calendar, asking us to imagine the 13.8 billion year age of the universe as one year, with the Big Bang happening on January 1 and now being midnight on December 31. At this scale, the Milky Way Galaxy formed on March 15, and our Sun formed on August 31. The dinosaurs died out on December 30, and all of human history took place in the last 15 seconds of December 31.

Watch the trailer above and tune in Sunday nights for more.