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Sagan Day Celebration

Carl Sagan was born on November 9, 1934. Please join us as we honor one of the greatest science educators in modern times, and celebrate the beauty and wonder of the cosmos he so eloquently described. 

There will be readings from Carl Sagan's works, and we will watch one of the original episodes of the television series Cosmos while we eat. Everyone is invited to read a favorite passage from Carl Sagan's works, or say something about him. 

Carl Sagan was a Professor of Astronomy and Space Science and Director of the Laboratory for Planetary Studies at Cornell University, but most of us know him as a Pulitzer Prize winning author and the creator of COSMOS. That Emmy and Peabody award-winning PBS television series transformed educational television when it first aired in 1980, but now, thirty years later, it's gone on to affect the hearts and minds of over a billion people in sixty countries.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Sagan

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  • Rachel H.

    It was a great turn out and proper commemoration. Thank you speakers. Well done!

    1 · November 3, 2014

  • Johnny R.

    Great stuff! Sagan consistently evokes deep emotions about our place in the universe.

    1 · November 3, 2014

  • Johnny R.

    Great stuff! Sagan consistently evokes deep emotions about our place in the universe.

    2 · November 3, 2014

  • Rick A.

    This was a fine commemoration. Wish Carl hadn't died so young--we could sure use him today. Really glad we could see that last episode of Cosmos again--it was a magical and often powerful series.

    3 · November 2, 2014

  • Liz P.

    Thanks to all for coming out tonight! Great turnout!

    2 · November 2, 2014

  • Liz P.

    Thanks to all for coming out tonight! Great turnout!

    1 · November 2, 2014

  • Patrick D.

    I can't make it tonight, sorry.

    November 2, 2014

  • Rachel H.

    Does anyone have a copy of Demon Haunted World they can bring?

    1 · November 2, 2014

  • Rachel H.

    If you are planning to do a reading from Sagan's works, please let us know by commenting here.

    2 · November 1, 2014

  • Rick A.

    My favorite episode in that marvelous series was the second one, on evolution. I'll be interested to see which one Steve has in store for us.

    1 · November 2, 2014

  • GreenChic - L.

    Looking forward to Sagan Day Celebration and meeting other CFI members!!

    3 · November 1, 2014

  • Norman

    I will be out of town during the day. I will try my best to make it.

    1 · November 1, 2014

  • Steve B.

    This is also the day DST ends - so set your clock back or you'll get there an hour early.

    1 · October 16, 2014

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