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Sagan Teaching Schoolchildren About the Universe

This was just posted on Facebook by the Kepler mission guys. Very inspiring commentary.

Sagan visits his old elementary school and tells the children: "By the time that you people are as old as I am, we should know for all the nearest stars whether they have planets going around them or not. We might know dozens or even hundreds of other planetary systems and see if they are like our own... or very different.. or if no other planets are going around the stars at all... That will hapen in your lifetime and will be the first time in the history of the world that anybody found out REALLY if there are planets around the other stars." He was right (though the techniques he describes are not those that have been most commonly employed as of yet). Many of us working on the Kepler team were about the same age as those children at the time of the filming. And now, we are about Carl's age at the time of the filming. It's our wish that the children of today will be inspired by Kepler's discoveries and the prospect that in their lifetime, we should know of a world that could harbor life -- that one day soon we might know of world that DOES harbor life. Have a great weekend everyone!

Good news, everyone!

As if you needed more proof that the end is nigh... Family Guy creator produces Cosmos reboot on...

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"Cosmos" finally announced. It's an honor and a thrill to work with Ann Druyan, Steven Soter, and @neiltyson.Fri Aug 05 06:01:45 via Echofon

NY Times Article

Should look something like this:

Happy Birthday Carl. You've Been Tweeted.

Previously on Cosmos Day

It is also worth taking in his final interview again.

Happy Cosmos Day

I wanted to start posting today partly because today is Carl Sagan's 75th birthday. In my science classes, we called him Uncle Carl when we watched the Cosmos program.

I think he was amongst the first characters I knew as both a scientist and an atheist. I have seen a lot of great coverage of his birthday and did my part to try and get him trending on twitter today. Here is some of what I have seen and enjoyed.

One of my favorite science bloggers and neighbors wrote up his birthday this weekend and included a great interview from Charlie Rose. Boing Boing

Booster Gold also has an interesting collection of Sagan Rememberances

This was one of my favorite pieces

You can see a lot of great Sagan videos on the The Sagan Appreciation Society

"For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring." - Carl Sagan