• Three Bedrooms – A Tribute to Carl Sagan

    Scott Thompson emailed us the link to his blog-a-thon post, which is a worthwhile read. Here’s a excerpt: When I was a young teen in 1980 there were three televisions in the house: One was in the small family room, and was typically shared by my parents. Another was in their bedroom – used primarily […]

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  • Sagan’s Rationale for Human Spaceflight

    Alex Michael Bonnici brings to our attention an article in The Space Review called Sagan’s rationale for human spaceflight by Michael Huang. Here’s a short excerpt: In medieval times, some people kept a human skull in their home to remind themselves of mortality, and to view their priorities against the big picture of life and […]

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  • Carl Sagan, gone for "ten trips around the Sun"

    Tom Moore emailed us with the link to his blog-a-thon post. Here it is in full: Carl Sagan was one of the strongest and most enduring influences on my choice to pursue teaching and then science. His view of humans as “a way for the universe to know itself” echoed and extended themes I’d read […]

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  • Nick’s Memories

    Nick Sagan wrote an outstanding post during the Blog-a-thon. From Carl’s dictaphone habits to his distate for Beavis & Butthead and the movie Aliens, Nick lets us in on a little secret; his father was, it’s true, a human being.

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  • Blog-a-thon Post Style

    Joel Achenbach has blog-a-thon post in his Washington Post blog today. Check it out, it also links to a post he did on Sagan earlier this year. Here’s what he posted today – his Style Section excerpt from December ’96. Carl Sagan warmed the universe. His cosmos was not cold and dark and impenetrable. He […]

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  • Blog-a-thon Post

    river2sea72 writes:I have huge respect and admiration for popularizers of science, and Carl Sagan was one of the premier examples of such a person. Although they risk their reputations immenseley by reaching out to the public and taking on controversial issues, they inspire unknown multitudes of children to pursue careers in science or at least […]

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  • NY Times Obit

    From the New York Times obituary, by William Dicke, first published on December 21st, 1996: A persistent theme in his work was one practically guaranteed to capture public interest: the possibility that life exists elsewhere in the universe. He became an expert on the subject at a time when it was considered highly speculative, and […]

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  • Falling Hard for Sagan.

    Lauren at Liquid Logic sent us a link to her blog-a-thon entry, and we just couldn’t help but excerpting this passage: I remember liking him and finding his stuff cool. But it was later in life, in my late twenties, in fact, that I fell hard for the guy. I’m not sure if it was […]

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  • Honoring Carl.

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  • Carl Sagan

    The following excertp is from Dean W. Armstrong‘s look at Dr. Sagan’s roll as an astronomer at the University of Chicago. He was a student here at Chicago; he was, as the picture indicates, president of the University of Chicago Astronomical Society (now known as the Ryerson Astronomical Society). After his short stay in the college he went to the Astronomy department and left a Ph.D. I often wonder what the dismal atmosphere of […]

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