Carl Sagan Day - November 9
Sat, Nov 9, 2024

Carl Sagan Day

Carl Sagan Day is a holiday dedicated to the life and work of the famous scientist Carl Sagan. Sagan was a versatile person, passionate about space, and wrote many books that proved invaluable for the development of science. He specialized in demonstrating the production of various amino acids through the action of radiation on chemicals and tried to prove the existence of extraterrestrial life by collecting messages that could be heard and understood by aliens. He also helped explain the extremely high temperatures on the planet Venus using the principle of the greenhouse effect.

History

The initiation of this holiday is credited to the Center for Inquiry 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 typically relate to astronomy, such as seminars, lectures, and themed fairs.

Interesting Facts

  • Sagan achieved success in many fields, such as astronomy, astrophysics, and astrobiology.
  • He was famous for his ability to convey scientific teachings and ideas to the public without frightening them.
  • His most popular work is the documentary series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, for which he was awarded two prizes. The series was watched by about a billion people in sixty countries.
  • He wrote two dozen books, including the series, and a film was made based on his book Contact.
  • Since 1950, Sagan served as a consultant and advisor to NASA.

How to Take Part

You can take part in Carl Sagan Day by watching films based on his books, such as Contact or Cosmos. Discuss your favorite episodes with your friends and read more about this amazing person. Tell your children, friends, and followers on social networks about him. Admire the stars – the light they emit is captivating and will make you forget about the mundane.

When is Carl Sagan Day celebrated in 2024?

Carl Sagan Day is observed on November 9 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday November 9 2024
Sunday November 9 2025
Monday November 9 2026
Tuesday November 9 2027
Thursday November 9 2028
Friday November 9 2029

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