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Carl Sagan Day at Oxnard College

Oxnard, California

Casey Dreier from the Planetary Society is one of the featured guest speakers for Oxnard's Carl Sagan Day 2013. The event is free and open to everyone, no RSVP required.

We aim to show people how amazing the universe can be, and tell our story, the story of the cosmos. To help us accomplish this feat we have invited multiple professionals with PhD's in their respective fields to come and speak on the topics including astronomy, physics, biology, and more. We have put together clips from across the web that demonstrate scientific concepts, including clips from Carl Sagan's television series 'Cosmos'. Throughout this adventure will be many opportunities for attendees to win prizes by answering science related questions including: How old is the solar system? What is the most abundant element in the universe?

We will finish the evening with a screening of the movie, Contact, beginning at 7pm.


3:56 Video: Planet Size comparison (4 mins)

4:00 Speaker: ASG Intro (5 mins)

4:05 Video: The Sagan Series – The Frontier Is Everywhere (4 mins)

4:10 Speaker: Professor Linda Kama’ila +5min Q&A (15 mins)

4:25 Video: Carl Sagan – Pale Blue Dot (6 mins)

4:30 Speaker: Dr. Altshuller presentation and Q&A (20 mins)

4:50 Break (10 mins)

5:00 Video: The most astounding fact – Neil Degrasse Tyson (4mins)

5:05 Speaker: Dr. Gary Goodman presentation and Q&A (20 mins)

5:25 Video: The Story Of Everything (12 mins)

5:37 Speaker: Casey Dreier presentation and Q&A (20 mins)

5:57 Video: Cosmos 2014 (4 mins)

6:02 Speakers: Darion Wells, Elibet Valenica, & Laura Weber (13 mins)

6:15 Telescope viewing and giveaways (25 mins)

6:40 Film: Contact based on the Sagan novel (2.5 hrs)

Note: This event is not sponsored by The Planetary Society. The Society has no control over, or responsibility for, the content or operation of events sponsored by other organizations. All inquires should be directed to Oxnard College Student Government.


Carl Sagan Day at Oxnard College
November 6, 2013, 4pm - 9pm PST
Oxnard College's Black Box Theater
4000 S Rose Ave.
Oxnard, California


Please direct all inquiries about this event to Oxnard College Student Government at

The Planetary Society's Casey Dreier is a featured guest at Oxnard College's Carl Sagan Day event. Join us for additional guests, free drinks and snacks, and a screening of the movie, Contact.
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