• Pixel Portrait

    TheRantsofReason created this lovely portrait of Carl Sagan using markers. This portrait took approximately 12 hours to complete. The artist has also made similar prints of scientific celebrities including Brian Cox and Stephen Hawking.  

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  • If you want to make an apple pie from scratch…

    To celebrate Dr. Sagan’s birthday, Joe and Julie from St. Louis made an apple pie and this photo essay from scratch.

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  • Spacecraft to Be Launched Today

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug. 19–The Voyager spacecraft scheduled for launching tomorrow to scout Jupiter, Saturn, and possibly Uranus will be carrying a message from Earth on the off chance that extraterrestrial beings will come upon the craft centuries from now, somewhere on its endless journey beyond the solar system.

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  • Sagan and the Dalai Lama, a Retrospective.

    Thanks again go to Larry Klaes for bringing this to our attention. Religion and science do not have to be at odds. Science, said Ann Druyan, widow of Cornell astronomer Carl Sagan, can communicate with, learn from and even benefit from religion and vice versa. Druyan, a writer and media producer who collaborated with Sagan […]

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  • Café de Sagan

    While strolling along The Philosopher’s Path (left) from Ginkaku-ji in northeast Kyoto this summer, my fiancé and I passed this little coffee shop, Café de Sagan. Of course we were drawn to the name, but it’s location on a beautiful stone path that borders a canal known as the Walk of Philosophy made its appearance […]

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  • Planetary Imagery: 30 Years From Voyager Spacecraft

    Wired has a gallery of Voyager photos up today that includes some Sagan material. There are some truly wonderful shots that I had never seen before. Here’s two that include mention of Dr. Sagan: SOUNDS OF EARTH Voyager project manager John Casani displays the “Sounds of Earth” recording shortly before launch in 1977. The 12-inch […]

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  • My son, Sagan. Part Two.

    A friend sent me a link to your site. I saw the photo of SmW’s son, Sagan, posted on Feb 14. Our son is named Sagan too! When camping last year we met another family with a 5 year old named Sagan. I wonder how many of us are out there? There must be thousands! […]

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  • My son, Sagan

    Heres our contribution to “Celebrating Sagan”… my son Sagan. My husband and I can’t wait to watch Cosmos with our kids and explain to them who this great man was. I get lots of comments on the name and he gives me an opportunity to explain to others the meaning behind it. – SmW

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  • Cosmic Calendar

    In response to the Cosmic Clock post, Larry Klaes wrote to remind of us of Carl’s Cosmic Calendar:

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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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