Carl Sagan Day is a holiday dedicated to the life and work of a famous scientist who was a versatile person, was fond of space and wrote books. The works of Carl Sagan proved invaluable for the development of science, he tried to prove the existence of extraterrestrial life, specialized in demonstrating the production of various amino acids through the action of radiation on chemicals.
The contribution of this scientist to science is difficult to overestimate. He collected messages that could be heard and understood by representatives of different alien races, subsequently they were sent into space. Carl Sagan also disproved the theory that extremely high temperatures on the planet Venus can be calculated using the principle of the greenhouse effect.
The initiators of the holiday are the Center for Investigation in Fort Lauderdale, atheists from Florida, and other public organizations. Initially, the events were held in Florida, but quickly spread throughout the country and even the world. Events, as a rule, relate to astronomy – these are seminars, lectures, themed fairs are also held, and romantic natures simply wait for the evening and admire the stars in the sky.
- Sagan was a versatile person and achieved success in many areas, such as astronomy, astrophysics, astrobiology.
- Scientists became famous for their ability to convey their teachings and ideas to the population without frightening ordinary people.
- Sagan’s most popular work is the documentary Space: A Personal Journey, for which the scientist was awarded two prizes. The film was watched by about a billion people in sixty countries.
- And the scientist has written two dozen books, including the series. A film was made based on the book “Contact”.
- Since 1950, Sagan has served as a consultant and advisor to NASA.
How to celebrate
Watch films based on Sagan’s books – “Contact” or “Space”. Discuss your favorite episodes with your friends. Read more about this amazing person, tell your children, friends, followers on social networks about him. Admire the stars, from the light it fascinates, attracts, makes you forget about the essential.
When is Carl Sagan Day celebrated in 2022?
Carl Sagan Day is observed on November 9 each year.