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'First, invent the universe' - 5 far out videos for Carl Sagan's birthday

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Astronomer Carl Sagan, shown in this 1981 file photo, a gifted storyteller who extolled and explored the grandeur and mystery of the universe in lectures, books and an acclaimed TV series, died Dec. 20, 1996 at age 62 after a two-year battle with bone marrow disease.

The Planetary Society founders

The Planetary Society

The Planetary Society founders Carl Sagan, Bruce Murray, and Louis Friedman.

Because of the way his atoms were put together, we celebrate Carl Sagan, the beloved scientist, astronomer and Cosmos whisperer, on what would have been his 78th birthday — Nov. 9.

Party universe-style with the five videos below. And check out what the Planetary Society has planned for KPCC's Crawford Family Forum on Friday night. That is, if you're not too busy making an apple pie from scratch.


Symphony of Science - 'We Are All Connected' (ft. Sagan, Feynman, deGrasse Tyson & Bill Nye)

Carl Sagan Vs. The Matrix

Carl Sagan - 'A Glorious Dawn' ft Stephen Hawking (Symphony of Science)

It's Raining Tea, And Our Friends Fall Back To Earth

Carl Sagan explains "Googol"