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Cosmos Broadcast Schedule
« on: March 09, 2014, 01:17:59 PM »

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EpisodeTitleAir DateRebroadcast *Aired as
Episode 1Standing Up in the Milky Way3/93/10Standing Up in the Milky Way
Episode 2The Rivers of Life3/163/17Some of the Things That Molecules Do
Episode 3When Knowledge Conquered Fear3/233/24When Knowledge Conquered Fear
Episode 4Hiding in the Night3/303/31A Sky Full of Ghosts
Episode 5A Sky Full of Ghosts4/64/7Hiding In The Light
Episode 6Deeper, Deeper, Deeper Still4/134/14Deeper, Deeper, Deeper Still
Episode 7The Clean Room4/204/21The Clean Room
Episode 8Sisters of the Sun4/274/28Sisters of the Sun
Episode 9The Electric Boy5/45/5The Electric Boy
Episode 10The Lost Worlds of Planet Earth5/115/12The Lost Worlds of Planet Earth
Episode 11The Immortals5/185/19The Immortals
Episode 12The World Set Free5/255/26The World Set Free
Episode 13Unafraid of the Dark6/16/2Unafraid of the Dark


* Rebroadcast includes a behind the scenes look at the making of each episode.
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Re: Cosmos Broadcast Schedule
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2014, 08:31:59 PM »

Bump, airing in half an hour, episode 2.   Test Tuesday.
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Re: Cosmos Broadcast Schedule
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2014, 07:11:40 AM »

Forgot to bump, anybody catch Episode 3?  I have it on DVR.  The re-airing is tonight on NGC,
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Re: Cosmos Broadcast Schedule
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2014, 08:08:40 PM »

Episode 3, March 23, 2014, When Knowledge Conquered Fear
 - Ancient views of the predictable night sky, and the disorder brought about by comets.
 - Ort's prediction of a vast cloud of comets at the edge of the solar system.
 - Natural laws of gravity
 - Digital animation of Andromeda and the Milky Way colliding.
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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2014, 09:30:30 PM »

Episode 4, March 30, 2014, A Sky Full of Ghosts
 - William Herschel realizes light's speed is not infinite, and therefore, their distance can be measured.
 - A perspective on the age and size of the galaxy based on the speed of light.
 - 13.4 billion year old star light, captured by the hubble telescope.
 - Beyond that, is the beginning of time itself.
 - Einstein moved to Italy and discovered the only constant is the speed of light.
 - Biological clocks slow at speeds near the speed of light.
 - Scale of gravity.
 - Exploration of a black hole, a look at the edge of the event horizon.
 - The universe within, the black hole.
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« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2014, 10:20:33 PM »

Episode 5, April 6, 2014, Hiding in the Light
 - The destruction of knowledge in ancient China
 - The preservation of knowledge in ancient Persia
 - The method of science
 - Newton and Herschel thoughts on light
 - The discovery of infrared light
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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2014, 09:27:37 PM »

Episode 7, April 20, 2014, The Clean Room
 - Patterson view of the molecular world
 - James Usher circa 1650 searches for the II Kings 562 BC, dating the Earth to October 22, 4004 B.C.
 - Science reads a new book, rock sediment.
 - The fallacy of dating from rock sediment, due to changes in rate.
 - How carbon dating works. 
 - Clair Patterson searches for the age of the Earth in lead, and faces powerful forces.
 - The switch from leaded gasoline after finding high concentrations of lead in surface waters.
 - In the end, nature will not be fooled.
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