Today we have information thrown at us from so many angles. Whether it be online, through the newspaper or just on the television we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to finding a medium through which to consume information. My traditional choice is the Internet, using things such as RSS feeds and Twitter to gain access to the latest news. However when I don’t want to actively seek out information I turn to the good old fashioned visual media of television and over the years I’ve come across many programs that I believe everyone should watch for their captivating and inspiring messages.

So here is a list of what I consider to be essential viewing from an educational perspective:

  • Carl Sagan’s Cosmos
  • From Earth to the Moon: Signature Edition
  • The Universe
  • Planet Earth
  • Mission to Mir (my first space documentary I can remember seeing. It was amazing on IMAX)
  • When We Left Earth

There are of course many other shows with science based content that I could reccomend but the above are shows that are solely dedicated to furthering the cause of science. I know my future children will hate me for forcing them to watch all of these for their own good but shows like these are timeless. Carl Sagan’s cosmos is itself nearly 30 years old.

(P.S. Apologies for the short posts. I had dedicated more time to these last few however I ran short when it took longer to pack for the honeymoon than I thought ;)).

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David Klemke

David is an avid gamer and technology enthusiast in Australia. He got his first taste for both of those passions when his father, a radio engineer from the University of Melbourne, gave him an old DOS box to play games on.

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