On this date eighty years ago Carl Sagan was born. Last year to celebrate his memory Death by Puppets posted a humorous video, Cooking from Scratch with Carl Sagan, about how to make an apple pie starting with a well-aged universe.
That fictional sponsor, The Ellie Arroway Charitable Foundation, is an inside joke. Ellie was the main character in Sagan’s novel and movie Contact. Death by Puppets also posted a video of their outtakes (which contains some obscene language that is not suitable for work).
The 6th annual celebration of Carl Sagan Day was held yesterday. In March I blogged about Telling a big story - Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, which was an updated version of Sagan’s 1980 TV series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage.