A perfect show for beginner teen astronomers, COSMOS brings the whole family together to speculate on topics beyond our imagination. Neil deGrasse Tyson did a spectacular job flipping through the pages that make up the storybook of our universe. From life on earth to the cosmic web, viewers minds were stretched further than thought possible. An additional treat was learning about the history of astronomy and how rapidly our view of the universe is expanding in a mere five-hundred years.
One of my personal favorite aspects of the premier was how the 13.8 billion year old history of the universe was condensed into a calendar year. This is an approachable way for students to understand how small we are in the cosmic time of our universe. Below is a picture of the calendar used during to the program.
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