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Carl Sagan Day Potluck

  • Nov 10, 2012 · 6:00 PM
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"Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere..."

Join us for our annual celebration of the life of astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist, agnostic, and all-time greatest communicator of science... the inimitable Carl Sagan.

Carl was born on November 9, 1934 and passed away all too soon on Dec. 20, 1996 at the age of 62- but not before leaving an indelible mark on the world as a communicator and popularizer of science. In honor of this remarkable human being, may the 2nd Saturday in November forever be designated as Carl Sagan Day!

We'll be supplying some really good pizza (including veggie-only) and chips & dip, plus an assortment of soft drinks, coffee & tea. Bring something to share if you are able- any sort of munchie, side dish, dessert or drink would be great! (Note to beer/wine enthusiasts: we usually don't have much alcohol on hand, so bringing some to share would be fine as well). See comments for what some are planning to bring...

We have some good Sagan-related videos on hand, but if you have anything feel free to bring it... see you there :)

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  • Mark T.

    Thanks for coming over to celebrate Sagan Day, and thank you for contributing, everyone! Hey, we have a Samsung camera here in a black case that says "RCA" on it... let us know and we'll get it to its owner.

    3 · November 11, 2012

    • Lisa M.

      Thanks Mark it is mine!

      November 12, 2012

  • Marni H.

    Fun fun fun! Thanks to everyone! You all brought delicious foods, and we're so glad everyone enjoys themselves at the palace.

    November 12, 2012

  • Wendy R.

    I had fun. I'm glad I went.

    November 12, 2012

  • Laura

    Thank you so much, Mark and Marni, for hosting this nice event. It was great to see everyone.

    1 · November 11, 2012

  • Sam S.

    As usual, Carl Sagan blows my mind. It may take weeks to recover. Not that I want to.

    November 11, 2012

  • Bridget Ludwa O.

    Should we perhaps comment on what we plan on bringing? I'll be doing a vegan sweet potato/black bean chili (I'm not vegan, and I love this stuff).

    2 · October 31, 2012

    • Suzy W.

      Bridget, I loved the chili! If you are willing to share, will you post the recipe here?

      1 · November 11, 2012

    • Ellen

      I didn't get to try it but I'd like the recipe too :-)

      November 11, 2012

  • Jim H

    Thanks Mark and Marni for hosting! Great to see you again!

    1 · November 11, 2012

    • Marni H.

      Jim, it was totally our pleasure! Glad you had fun and it was great to see you. Let's not wait so long in between visits :)

      November 11, 2012

  • Karl

    I'm bringing sweet and sour coleslaw.

    1 · November 10, 2012

    • Marni H.

      What????!!!!! You are not allowed to deviate Karl! LOL jk ;)

      November 10, 2012

    • Suzy W.

      Do you share your recipe, Karl? I loved it!!

      November 11, 2012

  • Suzy W.

    Thank you so much, Mark & Marni for again sharing your wonderful home! People brought such good food and I wish I had taken a photo of the spread! I seem to get too busy talking and generally enjoying myself and don't think of it! Carl Sagan Day...what a great theme for a party!

    November 11, 2012

  • Sharon W.

    Very fun gathering. Thanks to the Tiborskis for welcoming us into their home & always being such gracious hosts!

    November 11, 2012

  • Mark T.

    Thank you, Dear Friends for all pitching in to make this a fun Sagan Day celebration! I hope everyone enjoyed themselves as much as I did. We appreciate each and every one of you :)

    November 11, 2012

  • Dale

    Lots of wonderful people and engaging videos and good, healthy things to eat. What could be better? I'm afraid I must have had more than I ought have. I could just burst from all that. But I'd die happy and healthy. And of course, once again, a wonderful thank you to our gracious hosts for opening their home up to us.

    November 11, 2012

  • Laura

    I'm bringing trail mix (good video watching snack) and wine.

    November 10, 2012

  • Mark T.

    Just a quick reminder- we have room for about 10 cars in our driveway, but you can also park along the right side of Pleasant Trail (the side street you'll pass on the left before you get to our place). Be careful walking the few hundred Ft. to our house, though... no sidewalks along Harris Rd.

    November 10, 2012

  • Mark T.

    If someone could stop on the way & pick up a small bag of ice for drinks, that'd be great! If it stays clear maybe someone could talk me into getting the telescope out- small refractor, but gives very sharp images. I haven't been keeping up on what planets might be out, but I'll check.

    November 10, 2012

    • Chris

      I'm arriving late. If you need ice later, let me know.

      November 10, 2012

  • Jessica

    Well, I think I'm going to bored tonight. If you'd like one more (until my early bedtime so I can go biking tomorrow) send me a message. I'd bring something vegetarian or possibly vegan (but I like my cheese). I'm a fan of Contact.

    November 10, 2012

  • Ellen

    I'm bringing meatless quiche

    2 · November 10, 2012

  • Suzy W.

    I will bring plastic ware, too. Please save it so I can put it in my dishwasher....

    November 10, 2012

    • Marni H.

      Thanks, Suzy, that's great :-) at this point, we're most in need of forks, but it never hurts to have extra of everything!

      November 10, 2012

  • Sharon W.

    I'm making chocolate macaroons (vegan) and also bringing my freethinking neighbor Rob, who is bringing with him some Honey Brown beer.

    1 · November 10, 2012

  • mardell

    I'll be bringing some Mike's Hard Lemonade..beer.. at Marni's request...

    1 · November 10, 2012

  • Suzy W.

    So far we have Pizza, Chili, Fruit Pie and doughnuts...........

    1 · November 7, 2012

    • Marni H.

      Aren't those the four food groups? ;)

      2 · November 7, 2012

  • Ram P.

    I would like to attend... waitlist me please? :-)

    1 · November 5, 2012

  • Suzy W.

    I'll bring my Fruit Pie with Date Nut Crust. (RAW, Vegan, Gluten-free)

    1 · November 4, 2012

  • mardell

    Do we know where this is yet?

    October 26, 2012

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