Carl Sagan Day live stream!

By Phil Plait | November 7, 2009 7:07 am

My friend, the magician Andrew Mayne, is here at Carl Sagan Day, and told me that he will be live streaming the entire event on UStream! I’ve embedded the video viewer below (hopefully it won’t start playing automatically). If you go to the UStream page Andrew set up there’s a chat room where you can talk to fellow astronomy and space enthusiasts too.

Online video chat by Ustream

The event starts at noon Eastern time (17:00 GMT) , so those of you not here in person in Florida can still watch, and even virtually participate in this inaugural festival to celebrate Carl Sagan!

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  1. I hate to be the bring of bad news. But wasn’t Carl Sagan born on 9 November, 1934?

    Several sources seems to suggest this:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/6516728/Carl-Sagan-Day-to-be-held-at-Florida-university.html
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Sagan
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0755981/

    I assume the event is held today to avoid holding it on a Monday or what?

  2. I’m sure they are aware that his birthday is on the 9th, but Saturdays are far more convenient than Mondays to hold events like this. At least if you actually want people to show up.

    I wish I could be there! I’ll have to check out the streaming video when I get back from my errands.

  3. «bønez_brigade»

    It’s currently playing on Ustream’s front page (though they misspelled “Sagan”), w/ ~800 viewers tuning in.

  4. RAF

    Was that you, Phil, who said “yes” re. Pluto being a Planet?

    Sure sounded like you.

  5. «bønez_brigade»

    It’s down to ~330 viewers since leaving their front page, so that’s probably a more accurate sample of interest. Any estimation of the in-person attendance?

  6. Don M.

    Thanks for providing the link, Phil. I’m glad I can “attend”!

  7. «bønez_brigade»

    Huzzah, Phil speaks!

  8. Woo! Soooo watching live!

  9. A tsunami that scoured Texas and you want to prevent a second one.

  10. Last night on my Geeky Pleasures show the subject was Sagan and things that make us go OMG THAT IS SO FREAKING COOL when we think about the Universe and the cosmos.

    Really enjoyed your presentation :)

  11. Arne

    awesome talk! great to see it streamed!

  12. IBY

    Lol at the Knowing comment. I saw it and reviewed it in my blog. Science wise, it is terrible, Armageddon style. Movie wise, it is terrible too. I liked the beggining, it was good at setting up suspense and all, but as the latter part of the movie went on, it became so stupid… My head hurts thinking about it.

  13. RAF

    Nice talk Phil, as always…paying particular attention to the kids questions was a nice touch…getting kids interested in science now will lead to the next generation of scientists.

  14. sylva333

    It’s been great so far! Only James Randi left!

  15. Sorry, was too busy with the Airshow! Thunderbirds are go!

  16. Jessica

    I was one of the lucky few that was able to attend. I loved your presentation, Phil – well, all the speakers were excellent of course. It was a real treat to have so many notable science-lovers in one spot for the little people to come see. And, yes, I will read your book before we burst into flames, oh wait… not flames…

    As far as the in-person attendance, I can say that the little auditorium we were all in was at nearly half-full for most of the presentations, and quite packed for Randi’s at the end. Maybe between 100-200 at any given time inside, but there was lots of stuff going on elsewhere like at the planetarium that may have kept some folks occupied.

  17. JenniferBurdoo

    Just came back from the show. All the presenters were great, and getting to meet Mr. Plait and get a book autographed was a plus!

  18. Chip

    11/07/09 – Enjoyed the streaming video of Phil’s talk on asteroid collisions and clips from Hollywood’s “Deep Impact” – which was crowned later that day by an actual brilliant fireball observed while driving toward San Francisco at about 5:10 PM. It seemed to fall slowly, right down to the horizon. Bright white with pieces coming off and leaving a white smoke trail that hung in the air for at least 5 minutes.

    Many others saw it and some reported it appeared to disappear into the Pacific according to the San Francisco Chronicle that evening.

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