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Celebrating Carl Sagan With Lou Friedman, Lynda Obst, Kip Thorne and More

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Air Date: 11/12/2012
Run Time: 30:39

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Guests:

  • Chas Beichman, Executive Director, NExScI
  • Louis D. Friedman, Secretary-Treasurer of the Board of Directors, The Planetary Society
  • Emily Lakdawalla, Senior Editor and Planetary Evangelist, The Planetary Society
  • Bill Nye, Chief Executive Officer,
  • Lynda Obst, Film and television producer, Lynda Obst Productions
  • Kip Thorne, Richard Feynman Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Physics, CalTech
  • Melissa Rice, MSL Science Team Collaborator, Caltech

Topics: history, podcasts and videos, personal stories, fun, interview, Planetary Society, Planetary Society People, Bill Nye, Planetary Radio, Planetary Society Events

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November 9 was Planetary Society founder Carl Sagan's birthday, so we gathered a few of his close friends and several young scientists he inspired in front of a live audience. They also helped us celebrate Planetary Radio's 10th anniversary! You’ll hear Bill Nye the Science Guy, renowned physicist Kip Thorne, “Contact” producer Lynda Obst, Planetary Society co-founder Lou Friedman, NExScI Executive Director Chas Beichman and many more.

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