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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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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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Gerges Melki: 07/11/2014 03:31 CDT

Highly interesting radio show! A small remark, though, about Kip Thorne being the Richard Feynman Emeritus Professor of Physics at Caltech: in "Genius", Richard Feynman's celebrated biography by James Gleick, I read that Feynman used to be very harsh in his remarks to his colleagues. In particular, he "once made young relativist Kip Thorne physically sick"...For Thorne to become Richard Feynman Emeritus Professor of Physics at Caltech is something of a posthumous revenge against that greatest of all physicists...

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