• Remembering Carl Sagan

    Alex Michael Bonnici at The Discovery Enterprise writes:

    Today on Discovery Enterprise we commemorate the memory of Carl Sagan who died an untimely death thirteen years ago today. Carl Sagan, was an astronomer, astrochemist, author, and highly successful popularizer of astronomy, astrophysics and other natural sciences. He pioneered exobiology and promoted the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI). For me personally he will always be remembered and revered as a great teacher who communicated the joys and transcendence of scientific discovery. Carl Sagan’s enduring legacy will always be linked to his ability to convey the wonders of science to the general public and his skill in inspiring the next generation of scientists. Carl Sagan’s name will also be forever linked to the greatest science television series in history – Cosmos.

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  • Sagan Mashup – A Glorious Dawn

    via ajboyer on Twitter.

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  • Solstice

    Dr. Sagan on the solstice.

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  • Everything I Needed to Know About Life…

    Everything I needed to know about life, I learned from Carl Sagan. When I was only ten years old, “Cosmos” began on PBS. I met my hero once a week and he told me that there was so very much more to life than I knew. He told me that life was precious and that […]

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  • Celebrating Carl Sagan

    Though I was only introduced to Carl Sagan by my high school friends about eight years ago (unfortunately after his passing), I quickly became, and to this day still am, an avid fan. My favorite DVD set that I own is his PBS documentary Cosmos. While I already loved astronomy, after I discovered Sagan, my […]

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  • Remembering Dr. Sagan

    As a ten-year-old boy flat on my stomach, head propped up in my hands, watching “Cosmos” on television, Carl Sagan showed me “the joy of figuring things out.” I learned that there is just as much adventure in the real-life dramas of sending robotic probes to new worlds (well, new to us, anyway) and that […]

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  • Celebrating Indeed.

    Ever since I picked up the Cosmos book from my parents’ bookshelf at a young age, Astronomy has been a passion of mine (I almost studied Astrophysics after reading Sagan led me to Hawking, before opting for CompSci). The book absolutely fascinated me. As I got older and continued to read the book, my world […]

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  • The Drake Equation

    N = R* fp ne fl fi fc L Where, N = The number of civilizations in The Milky Way Galaxy whose radio emissions are detectable. R* = The rate of formation of stars suitable for the development of intelligent life. fp = The fraction of those stars with planetary systems. ne = The number […]

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  • How has the life and work of Dr. Sagan influenced or inspired you? Share your memories of Carl Sagan
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