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  • Sagan book club follow up

    Well, due to a problem with the email software, an old email from the Sagan Appreciation Society that contained a plug for last December’s SHSNY Book Club for Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan’s Acquiring Genomes was sent out just a few days ago; since the next book club meeting in the series, devoted to Michael Specter’s Denialism, […]

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  • Arthur C. Clarke 90th birthday blog

    Earlier this week, I received an email from a Sri Lankan Sagan fan, Thilina Heenatigala, who had among other things organized a special screening of Cosmos for undergraduates at a local college last year. He is a friend of revered science fiction writer (and science popularizer/futurist, and inventor, and humanist) Arthur C. Clarke — known […]

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  • oh Carson – Johnny Carson parodies Carl Sagan

    Comedian, late night talk show host, and amateur astronomer, Johnny Carson, parodies his friend Carl Sagan. “There’s a theory that our universe began with a giant explosion called the the Big Bang. What came after the Big Bang?” “We don’t know for sure but we think its the Big Cigarette…”

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