Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Billions and billions of stars...

For anyone who'd like to see (or re-see as the case may be) the fascinating series that aired on PBS in 1980 called COSMOS there will be a rebroadcasting of Carl Sagan's award-winning program (remastered) for its 25th anniversary on the Science Channel tonight at 9 PM E/P.Carl Sagan's COSMOS had such far-reaching effects...it's simply amazing.
If you go to the Science Channel site you can see a clip of their Solar Sail program too. You may get an idea of how Dooku's Sunsailor may have worked.
LM

6 comments:

Nerf-Herders Anonymous said...

The Dark Moose
Moose Poodoo

date Posted: Sep 27, 2005 3:29 PM
Carl Sagan was one of the most influential popular figures of science during my formative years. I never missed a show, his imagery was spectacular - I mean this both visually and in respect to his own commentary. The show was and is groundbreaking by many standards. It was on during the early 80's, but it could play now and I'd be just as enraptured by the amazing concepts. He had a habit of breaking down immense cosmic complexities into things we could simultaneously digest and yet be in awe of at the same time. I was truly sad when he passed away. He was rather like the favorite teacher I never met, and continues to be, along with people like George Lucas, a progenitor of my fascination with the great infinite beyond.

Nerf-Herders Anonymous said...

NerfHerdersAnonymous
Life, the Star Wars Universe and Everything

date Posted: Sep 27, 2005 3:42 PM
I couldn't agree with you more.

I was very sad at his passing too.

LM

Nerf-Herders Anonymous said...

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"So be it......21212121212."

date Posted: Sep 27, 2005 4:28 PM
Cool blog, And i agree with the both of you.

May the force be with you.....always

Nerf-Herders Anonymous said...

Pabawan
Fragments from the Mind's Eye

date Posted: Sep 27, 2005 5:10 PM
I purchased the DVD collection a while back, and I can safely say that seeing Cosmos at a young age did greatly influence the way I decided to look at the world and inquire about what it was I saw.

Not to name specifics, but I've seen more than a few cases in recent months of people freely and passionately turning their back of the scientific process of inquiry, examination, and reason; of not wanting to see the beauty of the unembellished natural world out of fear and ignorance. I wish they could see Cosmos the way I saw it as a child...

Nerf-Herders Anonymous said...

Pabawan
Fragments from the Mind's Eye

date Posted: Sep 27, 2005 5:10 PM
... I don't generally keep a roster of people I would count as heroes, but Carl Sagan does fit the bill. I find his way of seeing the universe more inspiring, beautiful and haunting than any interpretation an artist has created, and it's all the more special since its built on a solid foundation of reality.

Nerf-Herders Anonymous said...

NerfHerdersAnonymous
Life, the Star Wars Universe and Everything

date Posted: Sep 28, 2005 11:15 AM
He made it so real for so many of us. I felt an instant connection with my universe after Sagan spoke. Nobody did it better.

LM