neil degrasse tyson

Neil DeGrasse Tyson

*Earlier we told you about the reboot of “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” hosted by astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson.

Well, we just found out that President Obama will help with the launch of the show with a video message at the beginning of the broadcast which is happening tonight, Sunday at 9/8c on Fox and other Fox Networks Group channels including National Geographic, FX and Nat Geo Mundo.

The president, according to a release, will be inviting “a new generation to embrace the spirit of discovery and inspires viewers to explore new frontiers and imagine limitless possibilities for the future.”

By the way, a screening of the series was held on February 28 at the White House as part of the first-ever White House Student Film Festival.

The launch of “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” is the first multi-network effort for Fox Networks Group, which includes Fox International Channels and National Geographic Channels International, which means that the President’s introduction and the series premiere will be available on 220 channels in 181 countries, which is more than half a billion homes, reports TheWrap.

As we also reported, viewers have a second chance to catch each episode at 10pm Monday on National Geographic, with added behind-the-scenes and other bonus footage.