Tour the “Cosmos” for Another Season With Neil deGrasse Tyson

The third season of the TV series Cosmos returns with Neil deGrasse Tyson as the host once again. Piloting the spaceship of the imagination, the show does an excellent job of taking its viewers on a trip through the wonders of discovery. It strives to teach us to stand outside ourselves, and gain a wider perspective on ourselves, the universe, and our place within it. Between the show’s first airing decades ago and today, many things that were once scientific speculation became fact and reality, and this new season explores many of those discoveries.

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Tour the “Cosmos” for Another Season With Neil deGrasse Tyson

How it All Started

Back in 1973, Carl Segan wrote The Cosmic Connection. This book combined new astronomical discoveries with personal ideas, informed speculation, and philosophical pondering about the scientific method. In 1980, on the back of the book’s success, the TV show Cosmos was created and aired on PBS. The show was reportedly seen by 500 million people around the globe. After Carl Segan’s passing in 1996, the show returned with a sequel called Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey in 2014. It was co-created by Segan’s widow, Ann Druyan, and hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson. The new, third season returns as Cosmos: Possible Worlds.

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Tour the “Cosmos” for Another Season With Neil deGrasse Tyson

What Cosmos Stands for in the Eyes of Neil deGrasse Tyson

Tyson believes this new season to be a step forward from the previous ones in the sense that there is access to more advanced visual technology and special effects that will allow a better representation of the ideas and facts the show will be discussing. The mission of this season is to open the viewers’ eyes to possible worlds. Those that may exist surrounding distant stars, and those that might come to pass right here on Earth, depending on the way the human race proceeds with its actions. On the whole, this is a TV show that explores possibilities through the scientific method, combining fact and imagination in a very particular way. The mission behind it is to promote creative thinking and a sense of responsibility that we as humans have towards our planet and the universe.