COSMOS: A Personal Voyage is a thirteen-part television series written by Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan, and Steven Soter and first broadcast by PBS in 1980. As of 2009, it is the most widely watched PBS series in the world. It won an Emmy and a Peabody Award and has since been broadcast in more than 60 countries and seen by over 500 million people.
With special permission from Druyan-Sagan Associates, Inc., the Missoula Area Secular Society is proud to present the first two episodes (with the rest to follow in coming months) of COSMOS at the Missoula Public Library on Saturday, March 20th, at 3:30pm.
Episode 1: "The Shores of the Cosmic Ocean"
At the beginning of this awe-inspiring cosmic journey, COSMOS host Dr. Carl Sagan takes viewers to the edge of the universe aboard the Spaceship of the Imagination. Through beautiful and accurate special effects, we witness quasars, exploding galaxies, star clusters, supernovas and pulsars. Returning to the Solar System, we enter an astonishing recreation of the Alexandrian Library, seat of learning on Earth 2000 years ago.
Episode 2: "One Voice in the Cosmic Fuge"
Dr. Sagan's Cosmic Calendar makes the 15 billion year history of the universe understandable and frames the origin of the Earth and the evolution of life. We see the steps from microbes to humans. Our understanding of how life developed on Earth enables us to venture to other worlds for imaginative speculations on what forms life might take elsewhere in the Cosmos.
This event is free of charge and open to the public. Families are welcome.
When: Saturday, March 20th, 3:30pm-5:30pm
Where: Missoula Public Library - Large Meeting Room (downstairs)
M.A.S.S. socializing at a downtown bar likely to occur after the show. Stick around after the lights go up and introduce yourself if you're interested.