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Ann Druyan

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Ann Druyan, Wife of the Late Carl Sagan, Reflects on 'Cosmos,' Now and Then

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

The original "Cosmos" aired in 1980 on PBS, and in just 13 episodes, astrophysicist Carl Sagan captured the hearts and minds of a generation. On Sunday, more than 30 years after the original series began, "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" will premiere. Hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, the new series pays direct homage to Sagan's original vision, in part because the original and the re-boot share an executive producer in Ann Druyan, wife of the late Carl Sagan. Today Druyan discusses the series and her life with Sagan.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson on Why Voyager 1 Matters

Monday, September 16, 2013

Ann Druyan, creative director of the NASA Voyager Interstellar Record Project, Carl Sagan's widow, and now executive producer of "Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey", talks about the golden records on board Voyager 1 and reflects on the news that it is now in interstellar space. The record project was intended to demonstrate the diversity of life and culture on Earth for future humans or any intelligent extraterrestrial life it may come into contact with. Plus, Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist with the American Museum of Natural History and author of the book The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet, joins the conversation to talk about the scientific development that Voyager represents. He's the host of the new "Cosmos" series.

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The Woman Who Produced A 'Golden Record'

Thursday, September 06, 2012

In 1977, NASA affixed a "golden record" to two space probes called Voyager 1 and Voyager 2. We chat with the creative director of NASA's Voyager Golden Record project who helped compile music which was intended for future humans or extra-terrestrials to discover. 

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Is There an Edge to the Heavens?

Monday, February 20, 2012

Cosmic laws are rewritten, and a spacecraft launched three decades ago races to become the first human-made object to leave the solar system.

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Escape!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Stories about traps and getaways ... about getting stuck, and breaking free.

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Space

Monday, October 22, 2007

We ponder our insignificant place in the universe, and boldly go after stories of romance & cynicism in Outer Space.

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Ann Druyan on Art and Outer Space

Saturday, June 29, 2002

Kurt Andersen talks with science philosopher Ann Druyan about art and outer space. Druyan has written and produced TV programs about space, and conceived the film Contact in collaboration with her husband, the late astronomer Carl Sagan. She is a former philosopher and former secretary of the Federation of American Scientists, and she ...

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Outer Space, Aliens, Sinatra

Saturday, June 29, 2002

We go on an intergalactic adventure. Kurt Andersen and scientist Ann Druyan, the head of the science-based entertainment company Cosmos Studios, talk about art's close encounters with outer space. Simpsons writer George Meyer reveals his space-age obsession, and an artist insists we're sending the wrong messages to extra-terrestrials.

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Ann Druyan on Art and Outer Space

Saturday, January 12, 2002

Kurt Andersen talks with science philosopher Ann Druyan about art and outer space. 

Druyan has written and produced TV programs about space, and conceived the film Contact in collaboration with her husband, the late astronomer Carl Sagan. She is a former philosopher and former secretary of the Federation of American ...

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Outer Space, Aliens, Dinnerware

Saturday, January 12, 2002

We go on an intergalactic adventure. Kurt Andersen and his guest, writer and producer Ann Druyan, talk about art's close encounters with outer space, from classical music to sci-fi films. And we take a look at the beginnings of "lifestyle" marketing, in Russel Wright's sleek and modern dinnerware. 

Carl Sagan & Ann Druyan

Saturday, December 07, 1985

Lloyd Moss talks to Pulitzer-Prize-winning astronomer Dr. Carl Sagan and his wife, author Ann Druyan, about their ten-year collaboration and their upcoming book, Comet. They discuss the Voyager Interstellar Record Project and the collection of culture and music that was curated for it. They discuss the five musical selections which ...

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