Help Shape the Future of Space Exploration

Join The Planetary Society Now  arrow.png

Join our eNewsletter for updates & action alerts

    Please leave this field empty
Blogs

Headshot of Mat Kaplan

365 Days of Astronomy Celebrates Sagan's Birthday

Posted by Mat Kaplan

10-11-2011 14:09 CST

Topics: history, podcasts and videos, personal stories, Planetary Society People

Yesterday would have been Carl Sagan's 77th birthday. The incomparable Nancy Atkinson of Universe Today and the 365 Days of Astronomy podcast pleasantly surprised us with a special present to mark the occasion. She reposted my two-year-old conversation with Ann Druyan, Carl's co-creator and life partner.

I just finished listening to this encore presentation. I had forgotten how much I was affected and inspired by Ann's remembrances and what she is doing now, not just to preserve the legacy, but to advance it. Ann also heads Cosmos Studios, which is co-producing an updated edition of Cosmos that will be hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson. Talk about a tough act to follow. I can't wait to see the result.

I hope you'll enjoy listening to this little blast from the past.

 
See other posts from November 2011

 

Or read more blog entries about: history, podcasts and videos, personal stories, Planetary Society People

Comments:

Leave a Comment:

You must be logged in to submit a comment. Log in now.
Facebook Twitter Email RSS AddThis

Blog Search

LightSail

Support LightSail!

Our LightSail test mission was successfully completed and our Kickstarter campaign ended June 26th, raising $1.24 million dollars for LightSail's 2016 solar sailing mission! Miss the Kickstarter campaign, but still want to donate? You can!

I want to help!

Featured Images

Pluto and Charon in color: LORRI + MVIC, June 25 & 27, 2015
Charon's progression: June 22 to July 1, 2015 (third-to-last Pluto day before New Horizons encounter)
Pluto's progression: June 22 to July 1, 2015 (third-to-last Pluto day before New Horizons encounter)
Conical mountain on Ceres
More Images

Featured Video

3D Printed Planetary Logo

Watch Now

Selfies to Space!

Take flight with a selfie on LightSail™ in 2016!

Send a Selfie Now

Join the New Millennium Committee

Let’s invent the future together!

Become a Member

Connect With Us

Facebook! Twitter! Google+ and more…
Continue the conversation with our online community!