Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Fact of the Day: Bill Nye Mentor

When Bill Nye The Science Guy was a student at Cornell University, one of his professors was the legendary astronomer Carl Sagan. Bill Nye later became CEO of The Planetary Society, an organization that Sagan was a co-founder whose mission is "to inspire the people of Earth to explore other worlds, understand our own, and seek life elsewhere."

19 comments:

  1. But what if the aliens are already here, then it be easier as they are near.

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  2. this is the first time I hear of him

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  3. That's so cool. I remember reading one of Carl Sagan's books in college. I think it was called 'Cosmos'

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  4. Carl Sagan influenced a lot of people and turned them on to science and astronomy.

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  5. You teach us so much. Great learning lessons.

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  6. I remember watching Bill Nye when I was a kid. Interesting fact!

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  7. Carl also wrote" Contact," later turned into a movie with Jodie Foster.

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  8. That's so cool to know!

    Best,
    -Kati

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  9. Oh to have had Carl Sagan as a professor! I love Carl Sagan! And I love Bill Nye too ~ I used his videos a lot when I was teaching science to my third graders. I'm sure you know that a new Cosmos series is coming out in a few days. Sagan's wife is one of the producers. The presenter will be Neil deGrasse Tyson, another favorite scientist of mine! I hope that you are enjoying your week!

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    1. Yes I am looking forward to it, in astronomy Neil deGrasse Tyson seems to be Sagan's unofficial successor

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  10. Bill Nye The Science Guy...very interesting guy.

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  11. I loved Bill Nye when I was a kid. Too bad they don't make fun and educational shows like that anymore!

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  12. Hi, Adam...I've never heard of Mr. Nye but probably because I am olden and just not in the loop anymore. :(
    Have a great week...
    xo bj

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  13. I thought he looked awfully familiar.

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  14. He inspired a generation!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral

    =^..^= <3

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  15. This is really interesting Adam and never heard about this guy before!

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