Planetarium hosts viewing event as ‘Cosmos’ concludes TV run

Posted at 10:13 PM, Jun 08, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY -- Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey completed its run on television Sunday, and an event was held at Clark Planetarium to screen the final episode.

The audience had a conversation before the show with university professors, planetarium staff and FOX 13 News’ general manager, who said the FOX Network commissioned a poll to look at the impact of the science show.

“For the viewers that have seen at least one episode, did this spark their interest to learn more about science? and it was overwhelmingly, 95 percent yes,” said Tim Ermish, the general manager of FOX 13.

Karina Kirk also spoke about the show.

"I am a biologist, and so ‘Cosmos’ is something I enjoyed even when it was Carl Sagan back when it was on TV many years ago," she said.

Lindsie Smith is the associate director of Clark Planetarium, and she said the show is something they are glad to see on TV.

“As an educational science organization, we love anything that gets people excited about science,” Smith said.

Click here to visit Cosmos’ website, and click here to visit Clark Planetarium’s website.