Last week's episode of +COSMOSonTV
, entitled "A Light in The Darkness,"
portrayed the topics of illumination and optics through the stories of famed scientists. COSMOS, which has been critically acclaimed during its first five episodes, makes it clear that the openness of scientific knowledge is vital towards the advancement of our collective understanding of nature.
Neil deGrasse Tyson narrated the story of Joseph Fraunhofer (1787–1826),
an abused orphan-turned-scientist whose discoveries are ultimately responsible for the basis of astrophysics -- Tyson’s occupation. Fraunhofer, a German optician, is credited for the discovery of the dark absorption lines found in light spectrums.
If you have yet to hear Fraunhofer's story, it can be viewed on Hulu.Watch COSMOS: "A Light in The Darkness" here:http://bit.ly/COSMOS-Ep5 #NASA #Penny4NASA #COSMOS #NeildeGrasseTyson #Fraunhofer #STEM