Neil deGrasse Tyson explains why the new Cosmos matters so much


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This Sunday, March 9th, what is arguably the most important science show of all time returns to TV as Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts an all-new, updated version of Carl Sagan’s Cosmos.

By Jason Shankelio9

We caught up with Neil DeGrasse Tyson on his whirlwind tour of the universe to discuss the what the show is and isn’t, explaining why science matters to modern audiences, and his personal asteroid.

io9: How has the press tour been treating you?

Neil deGrasse Tyson: It’s exhausting but exhilarating. While it’s a huge hit to my day’s calendar, I’m persistently reminded that for most people who are conducting interviews it’s not „oh, this show is coming out and I gotta do an article.“ There’s an enthusiasm and an anticipation. I find I’m deeply hopeful about what this means for the future of America and the world, that science literacy is something that can be embraced and nurtured and that the comfort level people have with science can change.

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