COSMOS Reconsidered, with Alex Filippenko

Via Wonderfest: Do you remember when Carl Sagan urged us to explore beyond the “shores of the cosmic ocean” and to search for other planetary voices in the “cosmic fugue” of life? How about when Sagan helped us to imagine the fourth dimension by using cute little cut-outs scurrying around Flatland? Or when he gently debunked alien-abduction claims while explaining and encouraging the SETI efforts of real scientists? Since the COSMOS television series aired in 1980, it has become the most watched science documentary of all time — seen by more than half a billion people! Ann Druyan (Sagan’s widow) and Neil deGrasse Tyson will release a remake of COSMOS in 2014. Until then, we in the Bay Area are lucky to have astronomy legend Alex Filippenko shining his insight and enthusiasm onto our favorite COSMOS episodes. Tonight's event is presented in collaboration with Wonderfest, The Bay Area Beacon of Science.

SPEAKER: Dr. Alex Filippenko, Professor of Astronomy, UC Berkeley

WHEN: Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 | 7:00 pm

WHERE: California Institute of Integral Studies, Namaste Hall; 1453 Mission Street, San Francisco

COST: Free

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