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King of the Cosmos (A Profile of Neil deGrasse Tyson)

“We still have the remnants of what we typically call the Summer Triangle,” he says. “And the Summer Triangle is three stars that are about equally bright. So, one is here--”

“Oh my God,” the crowd murmurs.

The looming figure is Neil Tyson, the director of the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History. He has just put the crowd into a swoon by switching on a laser and pointing it towards the zenith of the sky. The green beam seems to reach up from the field and touch the star.

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Carl Sagan Day | Center for Inquiry

Carl Sagan Day | Center for Inquiry | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Please join us this November as we honor Carl Sagan and celebrate the beauty and wonder of the cosmos he so eloquently described. Visit the web site for a full list of featured events.
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On the birthday of Carl Sagan | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine

On the birthday of Carl Sagan | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

If Carl Sagan were still alive, he’d be 77 years old today. Perhaps he wouldn’t have been overly concerned with arbitrary time measurements, especially when based on the fickle way we define a "year", but it’s human nature to look back at such integrally-divisible dates… and Carl was very much a student of human nature.

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