Main: Happy Birthday Carl Sagan

in Daily Programme, Radio Riel Main

by Edward Pearse on Friday, 9 November, 2012

In 1934 in Brooklyn, New York, Carl Edward Sagan was born.  An inquisitive child, he would go on to become an astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and more importantly, through his ground‐breaking television show Cosmos, would bring his love of science to the public.

I personally have some vivid memories of Cosmos, and of Sagan’s catchphrase “Billions and Billions”. He helped foster in me a sense of wonder about the universe we live in. In honour of his birthday today’s music will feature songs and music connected with space. From Science Fiction movie themes, to Holst’s Planets Suit, all of today’s music tie into space in some way.

Happy birthday Mr. Sagan, and thank you.


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