Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking Remixed

It’s rare that a video trend­ing on YouTube actu­al­ly fits the mis­sion of this blog. But here you have one. As the pro­duc­er of this video writes, this is a “musi­cal trib­ute to two great men of sci­ence. Carl Sagan and his cos­mol­o­gist com­pan­ion Stephen Hawk­ing present: A Glo­ri­ous Dawn — Cos­mos remixed. Almost all sam­ples and footage are tak­en from Carl Sagan’s Cos­mos and Stephen Hawk­ing’s Uni­verse series.” You can down­load the track here. And, mean­while, I’ve added this clip to our YouTube Favorites.

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  • G Brust says:

    The sum­mer before my sopho­more year at Itha­ca High, a friend and I were walk­ing the path around Beebe Lake on the Cor­nell cam­pus when we saw a sign point­ing to the Cor­nell Obser­va­to­ry. On our way up to take a look we were met by a young, dap­per look­ing pro­fes­sor wear­ing a sports coat and turtle­neck who sug­gest­ed we come back at night when we could look through the tele­scope. We nev­er did revis­it the obser­va­to­ry, but a few years lat­er, drawn into The Cos­mos on PBS, I real­ized who we had met. This video is a touch­ing and beau­ti­ful trib­ute to Carl Sagan’s life and work, as it is Dr. Hawk­ing’s. Chal­lenged by its math­e­mat­ics, I nonethe­less car­ry an abid­ing curios­i­ty, appre­ci­a­tion and fas­ci­na­tion for the pow­er and beau­ty of our Uni­verse, large­ly instilled by Drs. Sagan and Hawking–I know I’m not alone. Accom­pa­ny­ing this is a cher­ished mem­o­ry of a chance encounter with one of the Cos­mos’ bright­est stars.

  • SAS says:

    If you want to learn more about Car­l’s work, and how he might have saved us all from nuclear war, check out the Sagan Appre­ci­a­tion Soci­ety (site cur­rent­ly in test­ing)

  • akashbharti says:

    Please give me best video

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