Wow...Dave Carl Sagan was such a stellar down to earth astronomer...you are blessed to have met and known him personally..How fortunate you are.
Carl was an amazing man, and I am glad Dave that you had a chance to connect with him, and more importantly, meet with him, and share some good times together. I believe each of us comes up with a personal hero, and he was yours. How I wish that today's generation would have to meet someone like him, and not chase around the nut jobs found in reality television.
Dave, you are 10 years older than me... I started school in 1977, and I remember watching Cosmos on PBS, and being a 10 year old or so trying to wrap my head around the shows, and what they meant. Now as an adult, I should find the series again, and re-watch them.
Thank you for the post.
You are truly lucky to have met Mr. Sagan! when I saw rhe movie Contact, I thought it was a very good movie. When I read the book, I was amazed to see it was written by Carl Sagan which made me like the novel much, much more! My thought then was "what better authority is there to write extraterrestrial fiction?" I am, and always will be a fan of Carl Sagan.