This Year’s Theme:
COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey
Saturday, November 8, 2014 from Noon to 6:00 pm
Stay tuned for updates!
Carl Sagan Day is a celebration of the life and teachings of Carl Sagan, whose many books, television appearances (most notably Cosmos), and NASA projects influenced a generation of thinkers.
This has been a big year for the legacy of Carl Sagan. With the remake of his incredible series COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey earlier this year, Sagan’s name is once again a household name. Host Neil deGrasse Tyson has brought the importance of science back to the forefront and has inspired a whole new generation of space enthusiasts.
We have confirmed some speakers for our event. This year we are thrilled to have the following presenters:
- Dr. Ethan Siegel, PhD. Dr. Siegel is an astrophysicist and science blogger at Starts With A Bang. Dr. Siegel is an incredibly enthusiastic and entertaining presenter with a passion for space that must be seen to be believed. You do not want to miss this!
- James “The Amazing” Randi. Randi is a world renowned master magician and tireless investigator and demystifier of pseudoscientific and paranormal claims. He is also the subject of the new documentary film: An Honest Liar. Randi was a personal friend of Dr. Sagan and will share stories of their times together. His presentation will give you an incredibly unique perspective on Sagan that you just can not find anywhere else.
- Harold R. Wanless, Ph.D. Dr. Wanless is chairman and a professor in the Department of Geological Sciences and Cooper Fellow in the College of Arts and Sciences. He is available to discuss effects of hurricanes on coastal environments, coastal erosion and post hurricane recovery processes. He has an active research program documenting hurricane effects on coastal environments; and also documenting the geologic and historical evolution of the coastal and shallow marine environments, and influences of sea level rise and anthropogenic stresses. Dr. Wanless chairs the science committee for the Miami-Dade Climate Change Advisory Task Force.
In addition to our speakers, we will have several activities geared towards younger inquisitive minds including:
• Face painting
• A walk through the solar system
• Rocket building contest
• Create and wear your favorite planet
• Sagan’s Garage
Click here to take a look at some images from Carl Sagan Day 2013.
We are getting closer to November 8th and hope to see you at the Omni Auditorium at Broward College North Campus (building 60) from 12:00 – 6:00PM.