This might be hard to believe, but while I have read every book that Carl Sagan has written, I have never seen a single episode of his famous science series, Cosmos.  Until last night, that is.  I remember seeing some posts regarding the fact that the Cosmos series was available on Hulu, and last night, kept awake by an aching hand, I watched the first episode, which originally debuted nearly 30 years ago, in 1980.  What a wonderful show!  So impressed was I with the program that I decided the Hulu quality wasn’t good enough, so I hopped over to the iTunes store and purchased the entire series, using a gift certificate I received for my birthday.  I can’t wait to watch the remaining episodes.

(And while I was at the iTunes store, I also picked up Season 1 of the Discovery Channel series, The Universe, which looks like an updated version of Cosmos.  Can’t wait to dig into that either.)

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Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.