Archive for August, 2010
I’ve been revisiting, via Netflix’s streaming service, Dr. Carl Sagan and his wonderful program ‘Cosmos’. Some of you that are my age or older will likely remember the show. I have to say, this show more than anything else is what made me want to become an astronomer when I was a kid. Dr. Sagan’s calm, almost Mr. Rogers-esque soothing demeanor while expounding upon the wonderment that is the universe around us made me pay attention as much then as it does now. The shows have been updated now to include new CGI and science updates tacked on to the end that illustrate how the ideas and theories presented have been either reinforced or refuted by further data.
It’s been 13 years since Dr. Sagan passed away, all too young. He was a great man and humanitarian, philosopher and scientist. Presented here for your edification, a link to a video entitled ‘Pale Blue Dot’, which serves I think to illustrate what a wonderful man he was:
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