TV picks for April 26:  "Cosmos,” "The Big Country,” "Vikingdom”

  • Updated: April 25, 2014 - 2:03 PM

“Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” host Neil deGrasse Tyson goes stargazing in Australia.

Skoal!

“Vikingdom” pits a fearless Viking warrior against none other than Thor, who is on the verge of acquiring ancient relics that will give him control of mankind. Now if only our hero were available for the 2014 NFL draft. 8 p.m. Saturday, Syfy

Not so quiet on the western front

Gregory Peck and Charlton Heston both ride high in the saddle in 1959’s “The Big Country,” but it’s Burl Ives who steals the show — and took home an Oscar — in this William Wyler western. 9 p.m. Saturday, TPT, Ch. 2

Go ahead, Jump

“Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” continues its fascinating astronomy course by featuring ground-breaking women, including an early classifier of stars named Jump Cannon. Greatest. Name. Ever. 8 p.m. Sunday, KMSP, Ch. 9

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  • COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY: Host Neil deGrasse Tyson visits a Tuscan vineyard to see how sunshine is transformed into moonshine in the all-new “The Sisters of The Sun” episode of COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY airing Sunday, April 27 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX and Monday, April 28 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on Nat Geo.

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