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Cosmos: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY - Episodes Twelve and Thirteen (series finale)

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Cosmos: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY - Episodes Twelve and Thirteen (series finale)

Time: September 22, 2014 from 7:30pm to 10pm
Location: Grandpa's Restaurant
Street: Xikang Hutong
City/Town: Changchun - the center of the multi-dimensional universe
Event Type: showing
Organized By: Downtown David - 白大伟 & Changchun Theoretical Astrophysics Club
Latest Activity: Sep 20, 2014

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Episodes Twelve and Thirteen (final) will be presented.  Join us as we explore the Universe together. Attend the Changchun public viewing of Cosmos: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY (2014)

Hosted by renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, COSMOS will explore how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time. It will bring to life never-before-told stories of the heroic quest for knowledge and transport viewers to new worlds and across the universe for a vision of the cosmos on the grandest scale.

The most profound scientific concepts will be presented with stunning clarity, uniting skepticism and wonder, and weaving rigorous science with the emotional and spiritual into a transcendent experience.

Episodes 12 and 13 will be shown

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Comment by Richard Roman on September 19, 2014 at 15:42
I will be there! Global warming eh? I am up for a lively discussion!
Comment by Chris Knight on September 18, 2014 at 7:50

Grandpa's space-themed cocktail specials for this event 20 RMB each.

Astral Gateway

Big Dipper

Blue Moon Martini

Rocket Fuel

Venusian Flame

Comment by Downtown David - 白大伟 on September 15, 2014 at 11:14

Showing of Cosmos:  A TimeSpace Odyssey (2014) Episodes 12 and 13:

Time Coordinates are as follows:  Monday, 9/22/2014 CE/公元, 19:30 CST (China Standard Time)

The showing will take place on the 265th day of the year. There are 100 days remaining until the end of the year. It is the day of the autumnal equinox.

Space Coordinates are as follows:


Observable Universe

Virgo Supercluster

Local Group

Milky Way Galaxy

Solar System **

Earth ***

Asian Continent

Peoples Republic of China

Jilin Province

Changchun City ****

Chaoyang District

Xikang Hutong

Grandpa's Restaurant *****

Backroom Theatre ******


*  5/21/2014 0330 UCT /Zulu


**  Sun/ Sol, closest star to planet Earth. The Sun is a huge mass of hot, glowing gas. The strong gravitational pull of the Sun holds Earth and the other planets in the solar system in orbit. The Sun’s light and heat influence all of the objects in the solar system and allow life to exist on Earth. Astronomers believe that the Sun is about 4.6 billion years old and will keep shining for about another 7 billion years.


*** The third planet in order from the Sun/Sol with an orbital period of 365.26 days, a diameter of 12,756 km/7,926 mi, and an average distance from the Sun of 149,600,000 km/93,000,000 mi.  Surrounded by an atmosphere composed primarily of nitrogen and oxygen, it is the only planet in the universe known to support life.


**** Capital of Jilin Province since 1954, center for China's automotive industry, with a total population of 7.6 million and an urban population of 3.53 million people.

***** Grandpa's Restaurant an Earth location proving food items to the Changchun community serving the popular dishes called Hamburger, Pizza and Pasta.


****** 43.862490°N, 125.307997°E decimal degrees Lat/Long (OK, close enough)

Comment by Downtown David - 白大伟 on September 15, 2014 at 11:01

Everyone is welcome to watch these episodes at Grandpa's.  As in all prior showings, an enlightened discussion will take place.

Episodes twelve and thirteen are special presentations at Grandpa's not only because they are the concluding episodes of this award winning series, but because of the topics that they entail.

Episode 12, entitled "The World Set Free," explores our long history of alternative energy exploration, and the forces which have thwarted it.

The episode discusses the nature of the greenhouse effect, and the preponderance of evidence demonstrating the existence of global warming from humanity's influence.   Tyson's conclusion's takes to task the full multitude of the spurious suggestions and irrational ramblings of climate change deniers.

The episode wraps-up with a challenge for our species to rise to the occasion in ways we’ve done before, to seize a magnificent vision of the future.

Episode 13, entitled "Unafraid of the Dark" is the serious finale

The episode begins withTyson noting how the destruction of the Library of Alexandria lost much of humanity's knowledge to that point. He then contrasts on the striving for humanity to continue to discover new facts about the universe and the need to not close off further discovery.

Tyson concludes the episode and series by emphasizing Carl Sagan's message on the human condition in the vastness of the cosmos, and to encourage citizens to continue to explore and discover what else the universe has to offer.

Comment by Downtown David - 白大伟 on September 15, 2014 at 10:54

Presentation of Cosmos Takes place Monday, September 22 @7:30pm

Prepare yourself for these episodes by reading the study guides:  (click on links to download)

Comment by Downtown David - 白大伟 on July 11, 2014 at 10:24

Three of the most famous space photographs

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The world's first view of Earth taken by a spacecraft from the vicinity of the Moon. The photo was transmitted to Earth by the United States Lunar Orbiter I. This crescent of the Earth was photographed August 23, 1966 at 16:35 GMT when the spacecraft was on its 16th orbit and just about to pass behind the Moon.

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This view of the rising Earth greeted the Apollo 8 astronauts as they came from behind the Moon after the fourth nearside orbit. Earth is about five degrees above the horizon in the photo. The unnamed surface features in the foreground are near the eastern limb of the Moon as viewed from Earth. The lunar horizon is approximately 780 kilometers from the spacecraft. Width of the photographed area at the horizon is about 175 kilometers. On the Earth 240,000 miles away, the sunset terminator bisects Africa.

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View of the Earth as seen by the Apollo 17 crew traveling toward the moon. This translunar coast photograph extends from the Mediterranean Sea area to the Antarctica south polar ice cap. This is the first time the Apollo trajectory made it possible to photograph the south polar ice cap. Note the heavy cloud cover in the Southern Hemisphere. Almost the entire coastline of Africa is clearly visible. The Arabian Peninsula can be seen at the northeastern edge of Africa. The large island off the coast of Africa is Madagascar. The Asian mainland is on the horizon toward the northeast.

Comment by Downtown David - 白大伟 on July 10, 2014 at 23:31

resentation of Cosmos Takes place Tuesday July 15 @7:30pm

Prepare yourself for these episodes by reading the study guides:  (click on links to download)

Episode_11.pdf - The The Immortals

Episode_12.pdf - The World Set Free

Comment by Downtown David - 白大伟 on June 19, 2014 at 17:55

Presentation of Cosmos Takes place Tuesday June 24 @7:30pm

Prepare yourself for these episodes by reading the study guides:  (click on links to download)

Episode_9.pdf - The Lost Worlds of Planet Earth

Episode_10.pdf - The Electric Boy

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