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Neil deGrasse Tyson Talks about Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.

“I don’t tweet where I’m going or what I have for breakfast,” he joked. “I tweet the universe. That’s what I do. And that has attracted an interest that I didn’t know was there. I didn’t expect it to be there. Every morning I wake up and I would look at the numbers (on twitter), and I would say this is a hungry grass‑roots public out there that is ready and hungry and desires more.”
“COSMOS targets people, not only who love science, but people who were indifferent to science, but especially those who might have felt that science is something that they never liked, who are pre‑hostile to it.” While the critics continue to inquire about his association with the Fox network, he maintained that the object of this series is to reach the masses, and that can be achieved on Fox.
He is a little taken aback that he is a visible figure on the streets these days. “In terms of the weirdness of being visible, yeah, I think it’s amazing that a scientist, whether or not it’s me, a scientist could have that level of following, that level of recognition, I’m ID’d by a stranger on the street about 50 or 100 times a day, so the big transition for me was realizing I have to leave in the morning a little more groomed than usual now, and so I don’t mind that. But it’s life’s overhead that I now have to bear,” he admitted with humility.
This series “tells the story of the universe from the beginning to the distant future.” He explained that the show is not primarily a story of space and science, but rather a story “of why science matters.”

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Talks about Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.

“I don’t tweet where I’m going or what I have for breakfast,” he joked. “I tweet the universe. That’s what I do. And that has attracted an interest that I didn’t know was there. I didn’t expect it to be there. Every morning I wake up and I would look at the numbers (on twitter), and I would say this is a hungry grass‑roots public out there that is ready and hungry and desires more.”

“COSMOS targets people, not only who love science, but people who were indifferent to science, but especially those who might have felt that science is something that they never liked, who are pre‑hostile to it.” While the critics continue to inquire about his association with the Fox network, he maintained that the object of this series is to reach the masses, and that can be achieved on Fox.

He is a little taken aback that he is a visible figure on the streets these days. “In terms of the weirdness of being visible, yeah, I think it’s amazing that a scientist, whether or not it’s me, a scientist could have that level of following, that level of recognition, I’m ID’d by a stranger on the street about 50 or 100 times a day, so the big transition for me was realizing I have to leave in the morning a little more groomed than usual now, and so I don’t mind that. But it’s life’s overhead that I now have to bear,” he admitted with humility.

This series “tells the story of the universe from the beginning to the distant future.” He explained that the show is not primarily a story of space and science, but rather a story “of why science matters.”

12 minutes ago on 17 April 2014 ~ 9:43am 1,163 notes
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COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY About the Show
More than three decades after the debut of “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,” Carl Sagan’s stunning and iconic exploration of the universe as revealed by science, COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY sets off on a new voyage for the stars. Sagan’s original creative collaborator, writer/executive producer Ann Druyan has teamed with Seth MacFarlane to conceive a 13-part series that will serve as a successor to the Emmy Award- and Peabody Award-winning original series.
Hosted by renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, COSMOS will explore how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time. It will bring to life never-before-told stories of the heroic quest for knowledge and transport viewers to new worlds and across the universe for a vision of the cosmos on the grandest scale. COSMOS will invent new modes of scientific storytelling to reveal the grandeur of the universe and re-invent celebrated elements of the legendary original series, including the Cosmic Calendar and the Ship of the Imagination. The most profound scientific concepts will be presented with stunning clarity, uniting skepticism and wonder, and weaving rigorous science with the emotional and spiritual into a transcendent experience.

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COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY About the Show

More than three decades after the debut of “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,” Carl Sagan’s stunning and iconic exploration of the universe as revealed by science, COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY sets off on a new voyage for the stars. Sagan’s original creative collaborator, writer/executive producer Ann Druyan has teamed with Seth MacFarlane to conceive a 13-part series that will serve as a successor to the Emmy Award- and Peabody Award-winning original series.

Hosted by renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, COSMOS will explore how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time. It will bring to life never-before-told stories of the heroic quest for knowledge and transport viewers to new worlds and across the universe for a vision of the cosmos on the grandest scale. COSMOS will invent new modes of scientific storytelling to reveal the grandeur of the universe and re-invent celebrated elements of the legendary original series, including the Cosmic Calendar and the Ship of the Imagination. The most profound scientific concepts will be presented with stunning clarity, uniting skepticism and wonder, and weaving rigorous science with the emotional and spiritual into a transcendent experience.

18 minutes ago on 17 April 2014 ~ 9:37am 30 notes
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Neil deGrasse Tyson and “Isaac Newton” rehearse a scene from the “A Sky Full of Ghosts” episode.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson and “Isaac Newton” rehearse a scene from the “A Sky Full of Ghosts” episode.

26 minutes ago on 17 April 2014 ~ 9:29am 180 notes

Creating the Ship of the Imagination

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If only Neil were really in outer space! Bringing SOTI to life means Neil is filmed on a soundstage by Bill Pope, Brannon Braga and their talented camera teams. The galaxies outside the SOTI windows are filled in with visual effects.

27 minutes ago on 17 April 2014 ~ 9:28am 177 notes
Lewenstein also noted the power of the book as a recruitment tool. Along with Microbe Hunters and The Double Helix, he described Cosmos as one of the “books that people cite as ‘Hey, the reason I’m a scientist is because I read that book’.” Particularly in astronomy and physics, he said, the book inspired many people to become scientists. Sagan has also been called the “most successful popularizing scientist of our time,” for his ability to draw such a large and varied audience.
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12 hours ago on 16 April 2014 ~ 9:19pm 1 note
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12 hours ago on 16 April 2014 ~ 9:15pm 9,194 notes
Shortly after release, Cosmos became the best-selling science book ever published in the English language, and was the first science book to sell more than half a million copies. Though spurred in part by the popularity of the television series, Cosmos became a best-seller by its own regard, reaching hundreds of thousands of readers. It was only surpassed in the late 1980s by Stephen Hawking’s Brief History of Time.
12 hours ago on 16 April 2014 ~ 9:12pm 1 note
mrskun:

Science is my religion. Cosmos is my Bible.

To-read.

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Science is my religion. Cosmos is my Bible.

To-read.

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12 hours ago on 16 April 2014 ~ 9:08pm 8 notes

He dedicated his book to his daughter.

12 hours ago on 16 April 2014 ~ 9:06pm

I read the first page of “Contact”.

It seems very promising. :D

12 hours ago on 16 April 2014 ~ 9:04pm