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Salute to Carl Sagan, the Man Who Reached for the Stars

Friday, November 9, 2012, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
KPCC's Crawford Family Forum, 474 South Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105
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The Planetary Society is celebrating! Co-founder Carl Sagan was born on November 9th, just 78 years ago, and we’re raising our hats to this great scientist and science communicator. Join Mat Kaplan, host of Planetary Radio, at the Crawford Family Forum on November 9th for a celebration of the life and achievements of the man who literally reached for the stars. Dr. Sagan has long been a pioneer in the dynamic fields of astronomy and astrophysics. He served as a mentor for the budding American space program in the late 1950’s and was heavily involved in the Apollo, Mariner, Viking, Voyager and Galileo expeditions. One of his most endearing achievements is bringing the universe to our living rooms through his PBS series “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,” and he’s been a cherished interpreter of the cosmos for those of us without a PhD in astrophysics. You’ll hear from Carl’s longtime friends and co-workers, including his founding partner at the Planetary Society, Dr. Louis Friedman, and several surprise guests. And we’ll sample Sagan’s “Cosmos,” still the most popular series in the history of American public television.

Host:

Mat Kaplan, media producer and Planetary Radio host for The Planetary Society

Guest:

Dr. Louis D. Friedman, co-founder of The Planetary Society and Planetary Society Executive Director Emeritus

6:30pm - Doors Open
7:00pm - Program

Admission is FREE, but RSVPs are required.

*Portions of this event will be aired on the Society’s Planetary Radio series.

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