March 23, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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Each Sunday night you can enjoy episodes of Neil deGrasse Tyson's "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" with your fellow freethinkers. The show airs from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm, but feel free to come early to mingle and chat, and bring along your favorite potluck snacks and beverages to share.
Tonight's Episode: "When Knowledge Conquered Fear" - Cary Elwes ("The Princess Bride") Guest-Voices. 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 (guest voice Elwes). 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.
About the show: "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" will invent new modes of scientific storytelling to reveal the grandeur of the universe and re-invent celebrated elements of the original series, including the Cosmic Calendar and the Ship of the Imagination. Uniting skepticism and wonder, and weaving rigorous science with visual, emotional, and spiritual elements, it will be a transcendent experience – a vision of the cosmos on the grandest scale we know.