Main: Happy Birthday Carl Sagan

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.


Today’s pro­gramme is pre­sent­ed by Edward Pearse. You can lis­ten to the pro­gramme in-world now at, or sim­ply click here to start your play­er, if your brows­er is con­fig­ured to do so. Lis­ten­ers in the Unit­ed States are encour­aged to tune in using this link:

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