Carl Sagan (1934–1996)

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VB Reads...Speculative Fiction
Village Books, Monday, October 20 at 7pm
Come discuss thought-provoking speculative fiction in a group that welcomes diversity. Science fiction and fantasy can be a great escape, but it can also be a great way to examine social issues and alternative viewpoints or identities. Historically, science fiction has often been used as a way of commenting on the biases of the age in which it is written, using metaphors such as the creation of robots, alternative relationships between alien species, and the colonization of other worlds to show contemporary problems or questions in a new light. The aim of this group is to enjoy reading provocative science fiction (and occasional fantasy) stories and discussing the themes they might present, in both the original context and for us as individuals today. This group meets the third Monday of every month at 7pm in the writing corner on the mezzanine level of Village Books. Authors DO NOT attend.

Mon, Oct 20, 7pm

Contact by Carl Sagan

In December, 1999, a multinational team journeys out to the stars, to the most awesome encounter in human history. Who -- or what -- is out there?

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Carl Sagan has 2 media appearances.

A rebroadcast of an obituary for Carl Sagan
Charlie Rose, Friday, December 20, 1996
Carl Sagan

A rebroadcast of a rememberance for astronomer Carl Sagan, a Pulitzer Prize winner and frequent guest on the show (from May 27, 1996). (timspalding)
A conversation with Carl Sagan
Charlie Rose, Thursday, January 5, 1995
Carl Sagan

Astronomer Carl Sagan discusses his work in space and his book (timspalding)
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Carl Edward Sagan (November 9, 1934 – December 20, 1996) was an American astronomer, astrophysicist, author, and highly successful popularizer of astronomy, astrophysics and other natural sciences. He pioneered exobiology and promoted the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI).

He is world-famous for writing popular science books and for co-writing and presenting the award-winning 1980 television series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, which has been seen by more than 500 million people in over 60 countries.[2] A book to accompany the program was also published. He also wrote the novel Contact, the basis for the 1997 film of the same name. During his lifetime, Sagan published more than 600 scientific papers and popular articles and was author, co-author, or editor of more than 20 books. In his works, he frequently advocated skeptical inquiry, secular humanism, and the scientific method.
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