Friday, March 7, 2014

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, Sets Off on a New Voyage March 9th

To celebrate the sciences, FOX40 brings you the “COSMOS Student of the Week” sponsored by the California Capital Airshow.  From March 14-May 30, select students will participate in a science project live on the FOX40 News with morning meteorologist Darren Peck. Students can be any age, from preschool to college. To nominate a “Cosmos Student of the Week,” visit our website at

FOX40 has partnered with the Science Olympiad to provide Cosmos-themed challenges (experiments, lessons, tasks) to all students, free of charge, on These lessons will be standards-aligned educational experiments that tap into the themes of each episode. They will be designed to be short and easy to use in a classroom setting – or, can be accomplished on a student’s own time. Materials lists are included with every challenge.

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics are such important fields for our local young people to explore...and FOX40 salutes those kids in the know!

About Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
More than three decades after the debut of “Cosmos,” Carl Sagan’s stunning and iconic exploration of the universe as revealed by science, FOX sets off on a voyage for the stars with COSMOS: A SPACE-TIME ODYSSEY. 

Seth MacFarlane (FAMILY GUY, AMERICAN DAD) teamed up with Sagan’s original creative collaborators to conceive a 13-part “docu-series” that will serve as a successor to the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning original series. Renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson guides us on a new voyage to explore how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time on COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY premiering Sunday, March 9 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX40.

About the California Capital Airshow
Established in 2004, the California Capital Airshow (CCA), presented by Sacramento County, has become one of the largest and most highly- respected airshows in the nation and will be roaring across the skies of our region again September 6-7, 2014. CCA is an exciting and family-friendly non-profit regional event designed to honor the Sacramento region’s rich aviation heritage and veterans while inspiring young people to pursue education and careers in the areas of science, technology, engineering, math, aviation, aeronautics or aerospace. The non-profit organization gives back to the community through scholarships, charitable group donations, and a wide variety of community events and exciting educational programs throughout the year. To date, over ninety scholarships have been awarded. For more information about the California Capital Airshow, please visit

About FOX40
FOX40 has been broadcasting locally since 1953.  Today, FOX40 News produces 41½ hours of local news each week.  This is more local news than any other station in the Sacramento, Stockton and Modesto area.  FOX40 is owned and operated by Tribune Company.  Tribune is one of the country’s leading multimedia companies, operating businesses in publishing, digital and broadcasting.  In publishing, Tribune’s leading daily newspapers include the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune.  The company’s broadcasting group operates 23 television stations including KTLA in Los Angeles, KSWB – FOX5 in San Diego, WGN America on national cable, the national multicast network “Antenna TV” and Chicago’s WGN-AM.  For more information about FOX40, please visit

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