Dr Carl Sagan (1934 – 1996) is probably most famous to the general public for being the face of Cosmos, a 13 part series introducing and explaining the wonders of the universe to a prime-time TV audience. The show’s influence was enormous (Somebody once joked that if you asked somebody what an astronomer was before they’d seen Cosmos, they would answer “Somebody in a lab coat hunched over a telescope”, but after they watched it they would answer “A tall handsome man in a polo-neck”), and held the record for most watched show on American public television for ten years.
This week we present episode 2 of the series.
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