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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:17 AM

Happy Carl Sagan Day!

http://carlsaganday.com/



http://www.planetary.org/blogs/mat-kaplan/20121108-sagan_celebration_webcast_promo.html

Join Our Sagan Celebration Watch our live webcast from Pasadena Friday, November 9, at 7:00pm Pacific Posted By Mat Kaplan

2012/11/09 12:24 CST

Topics: history, events and announcements, podcasts and videos, personal stories, interview, Planetary Society People, Planetary Society Events

Dr. Carl Sagan was born on November 9, 1934. 78 years later--and 16 years after his untimely death--he remains one of the most famous scientists of all time, and possibly the greatest popularizer of science ever. Of course, he was also one of the three founders of the Planetary Society, so it shouldn't surprise anyone that we'd want to celebrate him. Tickets for our little party, hosted for us by Southern California Public Radio, were gone in record time. And we didn't have any problem getting several terrific people to accept our invitation to talk about their former colleague.

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I think it's safe to say that for those of us who grew up watching Cosmos, he will always have a special place in our hearts.

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redqueen Nov 2012 OP
lalalu Nov 2012 #1
Epiphany4z Nov 2012 #2
sufrommich Nov 2012 #10
MrYikes Nov 2012 #3
Anthony McCarthy Nov 2012 #4
redqueen Nov 2012 #6
Anthony McCarthy Nov 2012 #9
Egalitarian Thug Nov 2012 #5
HappyMe Nov 2012 #7
siligut Nov 2012 #8

Response to redqueen (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:20 AM

1. I miss him.

 

I bet he had a big influence on Neil Tyson.

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:26 AM

2. favorite all time book

The Demon Haunted World.

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Response to Epiphany4z (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:25 AM

10. Mine too. I wish it was required reading. nt

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:29 AM

3. He opened my mind, heart and soul.

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:31 AM

4. I'll pass

 

Remind me when it's John Bell day.

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Response to Anthony McCarthy (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:15 AM

6. Do they even have it in Northern Ireland?

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Response to redqueen (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:24 AM

9. I'm sitting on Maine

 

I couldn't take Carl Sagan.

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:28 AM

5. To you as well. n/t

 

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:18 AM

7. Oh yeah!

Cosmos on PBS!

I remember the 'billions and billions'.

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:18 AM

8. The Demon-Haunted World

I should read it again, now that I know more about where the belief in angels and demons comes from. We need more Carl Sagans in this world.

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