The Shores of the cosmic ocean

United States, 1979

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Episode number 1 of Series “Cosmos: a personal voyage”.
From the shores of the great ocean of space, Carl Sagan begins his contemplation of the universe. His aim is to find out how we achieved our understanding of the cosmos, how the cosmos shaped us and what is its future. A tour of the universe is followed by a detailed look at the library of Alexandria, where the intellectual adventure which led us into space began. The program concludes with Sagan’s “cosmic calendar” to make comprehensible the vast expanse of time from the Big Bang to the present.

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Credits

director

Adrian Malone

co-producer

Gregory Andorfer

Rob McCain

production company

BBC

Carl Sagan Productions

KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.)

Polytel

Duration

01:00:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1979

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Cosmos: a personal voyage

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Cosmos: a personal voyage

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ACMI Identifier

325323

Language

English

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Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

Wikidata

Q32979509

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