The Cosmic Calendar – Carl Sagan

Posted: December 21, 2007 in Uncategorized
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Carl Edward Sagan (November 9, 1934 ā€“ December 20, 1996) was an American astronomer and astrochemist and a 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 600 million people in over 60 countries, making it the most widely watched PBS program in history.

It occurred to me that many people may never have seen Cosmos since they were born after 1980 and I highly recommend they rent or buy the DVD. But for me the truly mindbending piece, which really brought the whole thing into prospective was the Cosmic Calendar. Here you will really get an insight into where your place in the Cosmos is. Ultra miniscule.

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