I am planning on making a series of posters commemorating my favorite scientists. First in the series is Carl Sagan, the astrophysicist and science diplomat who changed the lives of many through inspiring them to pursue and understand science through his professorship at Cornell University and a few other universities, his many books and the Cosmos television series. Not only did he inspire many, he achieved many great fears in astronomy such as being a key component in the Mariner 2 mission which discovered the atmospheric conditions of Venus, hypothesizing the presence of an atmosphere on Europa (a moon of Jupiter) and Titan (a moon of Saturn,) and eventually being proven right. He also worked to create a compilation of music and sounds of Earth to be sent aboard the Voyager mission — PS: if you want to hear a great love story, listen to the NPR story featuring Ann Druyan, how she met Carl Sagan and how they fell in love.
So my little sister came up to me and said “let’s watch Cosmos.”
I’VE RAISED HER WELL.
I had a dream once that Carl Sagan told me to never give up. And then I gave up so he poofed me into space and showed me how beautiful everything could be. And he told me to always trust in myself because I am super fantastic and then he gave me a bottle of stardust and said that I’d always be with him if I had that bottle, because we are all star stuff.
Carl Sagan discusses Voyager’s accomplishments-
“A Glorious Dawn” -Carl Sagan (featuring Stephen Hawking)
Music compiled of clips from “Cosmos”
Then I remember he’s not Karl Marx…
So my title of my blog is: “We are all made of star stuff” -Carl Sagan.
But someone decides to tell me that that isn’t the quote, that the quote is “we are all made of star dust.”
I KNOW MY CARL SAGAN DAMMIT, DO NOT TEST ME.