Bill Nye on Taking Astronomy with Carl Sagan

by Jason Major on March 21, 2014

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“This is how we know nature. It is the best idea humans have ever come up with.”
– Bill Nye, Science Guy and CEO of The Planetary Society

In this latest video from NOVA’s Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers, science guy Bill Nye talks about the incredible influence that Carl Sagan had on his life, from attending his lectures on astronomy at Cornell University to eventually becoming CEO of The Planetary Society, which was co-founded by Sagan in 1980.

“I took astronomy from Carl Sagan.” Now there’s a statement that’ll get people’s attention. (It got mine, anyway.)

See more videos in NOVA’s Secret Life series here.


A graphic designer in Rhode Island, Jason writes about space exploration on his blog Lights In The Dark, Discovery News, and, of course, here on Universe Today. Ad astra!

Pvt.Pantzov March 22, 2014 at 7:28 PM

it doesn’t surprise me. both of them welcome(d), or perhaps not “welcome(d)”, but readily accept(ed) uncertainty, even with some rather well established theories. i admire and emulate that quality.

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