Although it is now 25 years old, Carl Sagan's Cosmos still warrants viewing. I watched it again recently and it captured me. I've found no better orientation to the visible heavens and our small place in the universe than this 13-part series, now conveniently housed in one boxed DVD set. Most of the science is still valid, and Sagan's explanations and astronomical insights have yet to be exceeded for clarity and wit. When a student begins to wonder "where are we?" and asks other big questions, these are the discs to slide into the player.
Directed by Adrian Malone, With Carl Sagan
1980, 780 min
$105, DVD (7 discs)
Available from Amazon
Rentable from GreenCine