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:

Pat Hatt said...

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

DEZMOND said...

this is the first time I hear of him

Optimistic Existentialist said...

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

Debra She Who Seeks said...

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

Emmylou said...

Awesome:)

LV said...

You teach us so much. Great learning lessons.

Dana said...

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

stephen Hayes said...

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

Kati said...

That's so cool to know!

Best,
-Kati

Fundy Blue said...

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!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

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

Christine said...

Can't but admire these guys!

Holy Ghost Writer said...

First I've heard of him too

Theresa Mahoney said...

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

bj said...

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

Kay said...

I thought he looked awfully familiar.

Adam said...

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

Cloudia said...

He inspired a generation!

ALOHA from Honolulu
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Gloria Baker said...

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