How often do you ever stop and wonder?
Cosmos host Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson posed this very question to a crowd of nearly 3,500 yesterday afternoon at the SXSW Interactive keynote speech. With the highly anticipated series premiere of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey finally here, Dr. Tyson is hopeful this groundbreaking series will continue the Cosmos legacy of making science accessible, putting the viewer at the center of the television experience by telling stories deeply rooted in our own personal connection to one another and the universe.
Because for Dr. Tyson, encouraging one’s curiosity to wonder why something is true, and how we came about that truth is more important than simply believing what we think we know. Tonight’s premiere marks one of the largest television rollouts in history, premiering globally in over 170 countries. Dr. Tyson hopes the series will make a lasting impact on audiences around the world, one that empowers people to think about science in ways they take ownership of, and become better shepherds of our civilization.
President Barack Obama shares in that hope, and will introduce the premiere episode tonight with a special video message inviting a new generation to embrace the spirit of discovery and inspire viewers to explore new frontiers and imagine limitless possibilities for the future.
Tune in to Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey: Standing Up in the Milky Way tonight at 9P et/pt