November 9, 2009 - Carl's Cosmos
Carl’s Cosmos The awe-inspiring Tarantula Nebula is a fitting backdrop for remembering someone who made the wonders of the Universe accessible to a large portion of the world’s population. Born seventy-five years ago this week, Carl Sagan was a professor of astronomy at Cornell University, but he was best known as a popularizer of science, reaching and inspiring millions through his books, magazine articles, and television broadcasts. His Cosmos series became the most-watched series in public television history, and the accompanying book was the best-selling science book ever published in English. Sagan was a pioneer in the field of exobiology and played a leading role in planetary exploration. Sagan died in 1996 from a rare bone marrow disease.
November 9-15, 2009
Holidays - Sky Events - Space History
1970: Luna 17 launched
Remembrance Day (Canada)
Saturn 8° north of Moon