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'Cosmos' screening features ice cream and live Q&A with Ann Druyan

“Cosmos: A Personal Voyage” was the most-viewed series in American television history for a decade after its release in 1980. As its host, Carl Sagan inspired children and adults alike as he shared the wonders of the universe.

Ann Druyan, writer, producer and widow of Carl Sagan, speaks at the 2015 Inauguration of the Carl Sagan Institute: Pale Blue Dot and Beyond.

As part of their “Voyager Spacecraft Week,” the Cornell Astronomical Society (CAS) joins Cornell Cinema to present “Cosmos” Episode 6: “Traveler’s Tales” on Tuesday, Feb. 13. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with Cosmos Swirl ice cream provided by Cornell Dairy; the screening begins at 7 p.m. After the showing, Emmy and Peabody award-winning writer/producer Ann Druyan, who co-wrote the “Cosmos” series with Carl Sagan and Steven Soter, will be present for a live Q&A.

Admission is free but tickets are limited; in case they are sold out, there will be a waiting line on the day of the event.

“Ann Druyan and Carl Sagan are my biggest inspirations as science communicators,” said Gillis Lowry ’24, CAS president and undergraduate fellow of the Carl Sagan Institute. “At Cornell, I’ve met lots of students and faculty who were similarly inspired—and so many people who are passionate about Prof. Sagan's legacy, who work so hard to take his and Ms. Druyan’s words to heart. I hope this event will let us all share these passions, as well as spark them anew!”

Read the full story on the College of Arts and Sciences website.


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