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Cosmos follow-up: Hypatia and the Library of Alexandria

The recent Cosmos series has been a tour-de-force for science education and popularization, equal to the original. However, there is one aspect of both series that I have to take issue with, and that is the holding up of the … Continue reading

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Cosmos side by side: part 3

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey has wrapped up, with the final episode airing last Sunday. Here I am reviewing Episodes 10-13 of the series. See also my reviews of Episodes 1-4 and Episodes 5-9.

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Cosmos side by side: part 2

This is my review of Episodes 5-9 of the new Cosmos series, hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson. See my review of Episodes 1-4 here. The middle third of the new Cosmos series branches out more from the original, tackling many … Continue reading

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Cosmos side by side

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey aired its fourth episode this week. The long-awaited follow-up to Carl Sagan’s Cosmos: A Personal Voyage may only be enjoying modest ratings in our modern 500-channels-with-DVR-and-Internet media, but it continues to keep pace … Continue reading

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On Giordano Bruno

The new Cosmos TV series has drawn criticism for its depiction of Giordano Bruno, a Dominican Monk and philosopher who was burned at the stake for heresy in 1600. A lot has been said about this, including criticism of the … Continue reading

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Television review: Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, Neil deGrasse Tyson’s long awaited sequel to Carl Sagan’s Cosmos: A Personal Voyage premiered on Sunday. For those of you who have not seen it, you can watch the full episode on the website. My feelings … Continue reading

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The new Cosmos series premiers!

In 1980, the great astronomer and popular science figure Carl Sagan (top) premiered the acclaimed PBS series, Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, which introduced millions of people to the wonders of the universe for the first time. It remained the most … Continue reading

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