“If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.”
A celebration of astronomer, science populariser, and Planetary Society founder Carl Sagan, who was born on this day.
630pm – 730pm: Pay tribute to Sagan by watching The Sagan Series in our Cosmic Courtyard. Plus, enjoy interactive activities and, of course, apple pie!
7:30pm: Carl Sagan Day Show: Enjoy a featured speaker and a brand new documentary about the Voyager space crafts which Carl Sagan was involved with.
Featured show: “The Farthest” (2017)
It is one of humankind's greatest achievements. More than 12 billion miles away a tiny spaceship is leaving our Solar System and entering the void of deep space - the first human-made object ever to do so.
Featured speaker: Dr. Scott Sampson
Dr. Sampson is a dinosaur paleontologist, science communicator, and passionate advocate for connecting people with nature. He serves as president and CEO of Science World British Columbia, and as host and science advisor for the PBS KIDS television series Dinosaur Train. Sampson is also Program Ambassador of Nature Rocks, a global initiative of The Nature Conservancy aimed at inspiring families to explore nature.