This is a guest post by Aaron Friel. He is a freshman at the University of Northern Iowa and member of the UNI Freethinkers and Inquirers (UNIFI).
The Fox network is poised to air a sequel to the critically acclaimed and loved-by-skeptics series, “Cosmos”. The update to the series will be thirteen episodes and—sorry, folks—will be broadcast in 2013. Some unusual names have signed on-board with the series, with Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane on board as an executive producer for “Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey.”
The show will feature Neil deGrasse Tyson as the host, and both he and MacFarlane will have the help of Carl Sagan’s widow and “Cosmos” co-creator Ann Druyan.
Speaking personally, I cannot think of a better successor to Sagan than Dr. Tyson. His accolades in public speaking and science education speak for themselves. And as I mentioned in my last post, I grew up on public television, including programs like “Nova ScienceNow” and have enjoyed watching his panel discussions and speaking engagements online since.