Best Episodes Of Cosmos


CosmosCosmos is a TV mini-series starring Carl Sagan, Jaromír Hanzlík, and Jonathan Fahn. Astronomer Carl Sagan leads us on an engaging guided tour of the various elements and cosmological theories of the universe.

Release Date: September 1980


10. The Persistence of Memory


Cosmos Season 1 Episode 11Air Date: 7 Dec. 1980
Season 1, Episode 11

Carl Sagan examines life on earth discussing genes, DNA, the brain, and human social development.


9. The Lives of the Stars


Cosmos Season 1 Episode 9Air Date: 23 Nov. 1980
Season 1, Episode 9

Carl Sagan examines the life cycle of stars from their creation to their deaths.


8. Blues for a Red Planet


Cosmos Season 1 Episode 5Air Date: 26 Oct. 1980
Season 1, Episode 5

Carl Sagan looks at the search for life on Mars from the speculations of Percival Lowell and H.G. Wells to the arrival of the Viking probes.


7. Heaven and Hell


Cosmos Season 1 Episode 4Air Date: 19 Oct. 1980
Season 1, Episode 4

Carl Sagan examines the nature of comets before turning to a close look at the planet Venus.


6. The Backbone of Night


Cosmos Season 1 Episode 7Air Date: 9 Nov. 1980
Season 1, Episode 7

Carl Sagan looks at the work of ancient Greek scientists and astronomers including Thales, Anaximander, Democritus, and Pythagoras.


5. The Shores of the Cosmic Ocean


Cosmos Season 1 Episode 1Air Date: 28 Sep. 1980
Season 1, Episode 1

Carl Sagan examines our planet’s place in the universe by leading us on a journey from Earth to Deep Space.



4. One Voice in the Cosmic Fugue


Cosmos Season 1 Episode 2Air Date: 5 Oct. 1980
Season 1, Episode 2

Carl Sagan examines the origin, development, and complexity of life on Earth and speculates on the possibility of life developing elsewhere in the universe.


3. Journeys in Space and Time


Cosmos Season 1 Episode 8Air Date: 16 Nov. 1980
Season 1, Episode 8

Carl Sagan explains scientific concepts like relativity and examines the possibility of time travel.


2. Harmony of the Worlds


Cosmos Season 1 Episode 3Air Date: 12 Oct. 1980
Season 1, Episode 3

After briefly looking at the pseudoscience of astrology, Carl Sagan examines the history of astronomy from ancient times through Ptolemy to Johannes Kepler.


1. Who Speaks for Earth?


Cosmos Season 1 Episode 13Air Date: 21 Dec. 1980
Season 1, Episode 13

Carl Sagan considers the significance of science and discuss the importance of human survival in the nuclear age.