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  • Happy Carl Sagan Day!

    As a kid I was at the perfect age for Carl Sagan’s COSMOS series to hit and pull me into the greater world of science. Try to imagine it now, he was a rock-star astronomer! Johnny Carson used to have him on the Tonight Show and do skits imitating him, everyone knew who the “Billions and Billions” guy was. Neil deGrasse Tyson is doing well, but no one has gotten near the level of reaching the masses like Sagan did since, and I hope it happens soon. Another figure I always push is James Burke of the BBC’s CONNECTIONS. Here’s hoping this birthday becomes a regularly honored celebration.

    Also I’d be remiss if I didn’t show my oft-collaborator Ben Dewey‘s portait of Sagan…

    Comments

    Comment from odessasteps
    Time: November 9, 2012, 5:51 pm

    I wonder if Brian Cox has the level of pop culture awareness in the UK as Sagan has here.

    And there’s always Bill Nye.