CARL SAGAN’S COSMOS – A PERSONAL VOYAGE. Cosmos tells the fascinating story of how nearly fifteen billion years of cosmic evolution transformed matter and life into consciousness, of how science and civilisation grew up together and of the forces and individuals who helped shape modern science. Astronomer Dr. Carl Sagan is host and narrator of this amazing 13-hour series which originally aired on the BBC in the UK and on Public Broadcasting Stations in the United States in 1980 and has since been broadcast in over 60 countries worlwide to a global audience of more than 500 million.
Dr. Sagan describes the universe in a way that appeals to a mass audience, by using Earth as a reference point, by speaking in terms intelligible to non-scientific people, by relating the exploration of space to that of the Earth by pioneers of old, and by citing such Earth legends as the Library of Alexandria as metaphors for space-related future events. Among Dr. Sagan’s favorite topics are the origins of life, the search for life on Mars, the infernal composition of the atmosphere of Venus and a warning about a similar effect taking place on Earth due to global pollution and the ‘greenhouse effect’, the lives of stars, interstellar travel and the effects of attaining the speed of light, the danger of mankind technologically self-destructing, and the search, using radio technology, for intelligent life in deep space. Now remastered and restored, this multi-Primetime Emmy Award winning masterpiece, featuring music from Vangelis, is regarded as one of, if not, the greatest scientific series of all time. >>> DETALII