To celebrate his legacy at the 76th anniversary of his birth (November 9, 1934), and to increase public involvement in the excitement of astronomy and space exploration, a local coalition of science and reason-based organizations celebrated the SECOND ANNUAL CARL SAGAN DAY, NOV. 6 2010.
Carl Sagan was a Professor of Astronomy and Space Science and Director of the Laboratory for Planetary Studies at Cornell University. He served as an advisor and consultant to NASA, and played a major role in the establishment of SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence). He was a Pulitzer Prize winning author and most familiar to the public through his COSMOS series on PBS. In addition to numerous awards, recognitions and honorary degrees for his outstanding contributions, he is acknowledged as one of the most effective public faces of astronomy and space science throughout the world. Sagan died in December 1996.
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November 6, 2010
Broward College Central Campus
FAU Liberal Arts Building
3501 SW Davie Rd
Davie, FL 33314
Friday: Pre-Event Dinner with speakers and guests
Saturday: A full day of lectures, events, hands-on activities, and free for all
Sunday: a 5-K Fun Run
The full event schedule is available here.
This event was sponsored by the Carl Sagan Day Planning Committee, Broward College, Center for Inquiry, Florida Atheists and Secular Humanists, the James Randi Educational Foundation and several campus groups.
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