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Season 1

28 Sep. 1980
The Shores of the Cosmic Ocean
Carl Sagan examines our planet's place in the universe by leading us on a journey from Earth to Deep Space.
5 Oct. 1980
One Voice in the Cosmic Fugue
Carl Sagan examines the origin, development, and complexity of life on Earth and speculates on the possibility of life developing elsewhere in the universe.
12 Oct. 1980
Harmony of the Worlds
After briefly looking at the pseudoscience of astrology, Carl Sagan examines the history of astronomy from ancient times through Ptolemy to Johannes Kepler.
19 Oct. 1980
Heaven and Hell
Carl Sagan examines the nature of comets before turning to a close look at the planet Venus.
26 Oct. 1980
Blues for a Red Planet
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.
2 Nov. 1980
Travellers' Tales
Carl Sagan looks at the planets Jupiter and Saturn by examining the work of Galileo, Huygens, and the Voyager probes.
9 Nov. 1980
The Backbone of Night
Carl Sagan looks at the work of ancient Greek scientists and astronomers including Thales, Anaximander, Democritus, and Pythagoras.
16 Nov. 1980
Journeys in Space and Time
Carl Sagan explains scientific concepts like relativity and examines the possibility of time travel.
23 Nov. 1980
The Lives of the Stars
Carl Sagan examines the life cycle of stars from their creation to their deaths.
30 Nov. 1980
The Edge of Forever
Carl Sagan focuses on the origin of the universe by discussing the Big Bang, Galaxies, Dimensions, and the expansion of the universe.
7 Dec. 1980
The Persistence of Memory
Carl Sagan examines life on earth discussing genes, DNA, the brain, and human social development.
14 Dec. 1980
Encyclopaedia Galactica
Carl Sagan examines the possibility extraterrestrial life and discusses his skepticism about UFOs.
21 Dec. 1980
Who Speaks for Earth?
Carl Sagan considers the significance of science and discuss the importance of human survival in the nuclear age.

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