Where I grew up, there weren’t any church bells that I could hear from my house, but there was one in the center of town near the municipal recreation center, where I spent many hours of my youth. As a kid, I became quite fond of that Big Ben tune that preceded the hourly chimes.
I’ve had several rounds with this guy and he hadn’t paid once!!
None of the Science so far in Cosmos has been new to me, but I am immensely enjoying the history and storytelling aspects. So far it remains true that “my favorite episode = the last episode I’ve seen”. The latest reminds me of the very specific moment* in which I understood spectral lines and how they, amazingly, allow us to understand the stars from such a distant vantage point. It really is the holy grail of cosmology. Their importance can really not be understated in explaining how we know, say, via red-shifting, that the universe is expanding.
*Kolena, Astrophysics, 1995
This explains my wardrobe.