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New Meetup: Summer of Sagan IV: Backbone of Night & Journeys in Space and Time: Sat 7/18

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Josh G.
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Announcing a new Meetup for The Atlanta Science Tavern!

What: Summer of Sagan IV: Backbone of Night & Journeys in Space and Time: Sat 7/18

When: July 18, 2009 5:30 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: Hello everyone,
This is Part IV of the Summer of Sagan COSMOS Viewing Parties

I know many people have seen this, though many have not. Therefore, if you have seen it, please give a little time before RSVPing to allow some who have never seen it to RSVP as I cannot accommodate more than 10 comfortably to view my TV.

So 10 of you are invited to watch the next two episodes from Carl Sagan's classic series COSMOS.

If you've never heard Sagan speak or narrate, check out this 3 minute clip entitled "Pale Blue Dot":­

What to Bring
I'll have some chips, snacks, and soft drinks and I'll order pizza. I'll also have popcorn!

If you plan to eat the pizza, just have a few bucks to help me cover it.

If you don't like pizza, bring something else for yourself or to share.

5:30 - 6:00: Socialize, Snack
6:00 - 8:15: Show Time!
8:15 - 9:00: More socializing and discussion about the episodes

The episodes we'll watch will be:

Episode 7: "The Backbone of Night"

Episode 8: "Journeys in Space and Time"

You can read the outline of each episode here: http://en.wikipedia.o...­)

Additional Shameless Plugs

As those who've been part of this group for a long time know, it was Carl Sagan who inspired me more than anyone to take an interest in learning and have a curiosity about "how things work".

His approach of weaving story telling, imagery, and imagination with science has greatly influenced my own approach to writing about science.

Here's an essay I wrote entitled "If Every Grain of Sand Were Ten Suns":­

And, for the 10 year anniversary of his death, I wrote an essay entitled "The Eternally Curious Carl Sagan":­

Learn more here:­
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