Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey TV Schedule; Watch Online Obama Introduces Fox's Series Premiere (Video)

( [email protected] ) Mar 09, 2014 07:44 PM EDT
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Neil deGrasse Tyson, the astrophysicist who hosts the television show,

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, premiers Sunday night, March 9 on FOX Networks and the National Geographic.

President Barack Obama introduces the highly anticipated premiere of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey last night. In the video message, Obama invites a new generation of viewers to embrace the spirit of discovery and encourage them to explore new frontiers and imagine limitless possibilities for the future.

The television event is a successor to Carl Sagan's Cosmos: A Personal Voyage and tells the story of how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time.

The original series first premiered in September 1980 on PBS, and for 10 years was the most watched series ever on public television in America. Based on his book of the same name, and written for television by Sagan, Ann Druyan and Steven Soter, the series was a stunning and iconic exploration of the universe as revealed by science that took viewers through a galaxy of topics to help explain the universe and humanity's place in it.

The first episode titled "Standing up in the mikly way", you can watch it on if you miss it. The next episode will premiere Sunday, March 16 at 9 p.m. EST.

The 13 part series of Cosmos will be broadcasted simultaneously on 10 Fox channels, including Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX), National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, FX, FXX, FXM, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2 and FOX Life.