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Happy 80th Birthday to Carl Sagan!

By on Nov 9, 2014 in Carl Sagan | 0 comments

Happy 80th Birthday to Carl Sagan: The Man Who Showed Me the Wonder of the Cosmos   Carl Sagan is the reason I got into astronomy or even started the website Brown Spaceman. It’s been nothing but an amazing journey learning about new discoveries as well as being more aware of the progression of science in various fields. It’s a love that has such a deep intimate feeling that it has not dimmed in the least bit since the initial epiphany. I know there are hundreds if not thousands or millions of people that can tell their own story of how Carl Sagan impacted them. For those of you who don’t know much about Carl Sagan let me give you a short quick overview of why so many people love him.   1) He Led the American Space Program Since the 1950’s     Since inception Carl Sagan had a role in the American space program. He was going through getting...

Happy Birthday Carl Sagan

By on Nov 9, 2012 in Carl Sagan | 0 comments

Happy Birthday Carl Sagan… I have mentioned this once before but I truly do owe my passion for astronomy to the father of astronomy himself, Carl Sagan. I never knew how astronomy seemed more than just science and data. There is a lot of heavy physics and mathematics involved that scares even myself into jumping into it professionally. However what I’m trying to say is that astronomy helps us know who we are. Where our place in this universe is, no matter how small or insignificant. We are truly the conscience of the universe, a way to look and marvel at itself. One star died and resulted a new one which gave us life. This isn’t about God or religion or life after death. It’s about standing together as one. As a united race. Not worrying about who isn’t playing nice or politics in general. All those things truly hold our race back into becoming something...