More than three decades after the debut of Carl Sagan's groundbreaking and iconic series, "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage", it's time once again to set sail for the stars. Host and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson sets off on the Ship of the Imagination to discover earth's Cosmic Address and its coordinates in space and time.
Viewers meet Renaissance Italy's Giordano Bruno, who had a spiritual epiphany about the infinite expanse of the universe.
Then, Tyson walks across the Cosmic Calendar, on which all of time has been compressed into a year-at-a-glance calendar, from the Big Bang to the moment humans first make their appearance on the planet.
Host Neil deGrasse Tyson is on a voyage to explore the relatedness of all livings things and the possible evolution of life in the cosmos. Go on a journey to discover how artificial selection turned the wolf into canine breeds and how natural selection sculpted the complex human eye.
Later, Tyson visits the grand Hall of Extinction, a monument to all the broken branches on the tree of life. Retrace the story of life on Earth and the unbroken thread that stretches from the first one-celled organisms to human life.
Neil deGrasse Tyson sets off on the Ship of the Imagination to chase a single comet through its million-year plunge toward the sun.
Later, Tyson visits the birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton and retraces the unlikely friendship between Newton and brilliant polymath Edmond Halley.
It was Halley's patience and generosity which allowed Newton to conquer his fear of isolation and find the courage to publish his masterwork, "Principia Mathematica", which launched a science revolution.
An exploration of how light, time and gravity combine to distort our perceptions of the universe. We eavesdrop on a series of walks along a beach on summer nights in the year 1809. William Herschel, whose many discoveries include the insight that telescopes are time machines, tells bedtime stories to his young son, John, who will grow up to make some rather profound discoveries of his own.
The Ship of the Imagination travels back in time to reveal 11th century Europe and North Africa during the golden age of Islam, when brilliant physicist Ibn al-Haytham discovered the scientific method and first understood how we see, and how light travels. Later, William Herschel discovers the infrared and the signature hidden in the light of every star, eventually unlocking one of the keys to the cosmos.
Science casts its Cloak of Visibility over everything, including Neil, himself, to see him as a man composed of his constituent atoms. The Ship of the Imagination takes us on an epic voyage to the bottom of a dewdrop to discover the exotic life forms and unhappy conflict that's unfolding there.
The little known but heroic story of a boy from Iowa that can't really be told without going all the way back to the time long before the Earth was formed - to the origin of the elements in the hearts of stars. This kid from Iowa would discover a full-proof but incredibly arduous way to learn the Earth's true age.
The Ship Of The Imagination travels to Australia to see the stars as sharply as our ancestors must have seen them. We are searching for Eta Carina, some 7500 light years away, and the evil twin that will gravitationally torment it - not to become a mere supernova, but a hypernovae - that will one day light up the night in the southern hemisphere like another full moon!
Our world of high technology and instantaneous electronic communication with each other and with our robotic emissaries at the solar system's frontier, is de-mystified through the inspiring life story of the man whose genius Albert Einstein revered.
The Ship of the Imagination takes us on a journey through space and time to grasp how the autobiography of the Earth is written in its atoms, its oceans, its continents, and all living things.
The Ship of the Imagination travels across the cosmos to discover the possibility of some beings that live forever and explain why other civilizations perish. Then, visit the Cosmic Calendar of the Future and contemplate what lies ahead with a hopeful vision.
Neil traces the surprisingly lengthy history of the awareness of global warming and the technology of alternative energy, taking the Ship of the Imagination to intervene at some critical time travel nodes.
We've traveled such a long way together, from deep inside the heart of an atom clear out to the cosmic horizon, from the beginning of time to the distant future... We're ready to perform an experiment. It's a thought experiment so all you'll need is brain. If you do it correctly, the vastness and mystery of the cosmos is the inescapable result.