Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (season 1)

{4.5/5} “Stars die and reborn… They get so hot that the nuclei of the atoms fuse together deep within them to make the oxygen we breathe, the carbon in our muscles, the calcium in our bones, the iron in our blood. All was cooked in the fiery hearts of long vanished stars… The cosmos is also within us. We’re made of star stuff.”

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey season 1, aired in 2014

Neil deGrasse Tyson, a terrific presenter, takes us on a tour of the cosmos. He explains things in a way that anyone can understand. If you’re looking for a fun way to learn some science, look no further. The conceit for the show is that Tyson has a spaceship which can take him anywhere or any time — the only part of the show that’s a tiny bit silly. It can be slow paced at times, but it’s worth watching — for great information on topics and scientists such as evolution, comets, black holes, Isaac Newton, Edmond Halley, and Albert Einstein. It’s visually stunning, with majestic music by Alan Silvestri.

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