This [space] serves as an ongoing dedication to the late Professor Carl Sagan, comprised of all things cosmos-related, in promotion of science literacy, the STEAM fields, and personal enlightenment amongst the ever-increasing hominid population on our organic spaceship, Earth.
Curiosity continues to be the fuel by which I educate and share the wonders of science with others. Carl provided the spark by which to ignite this passion, propelling me further toward continual exploration. May this page aid in your understanding of the universe, effectively bridging the gap between ignorance and knowledge, aiding in the way you interact with all living things for which we all share the same biological, chemical & atomic makeup.
Keep looking up and remember: we are all star stuff, contemplating the stars, as our origins were generated and continue to proliferate amidst the cosmos.
"When you're in love, you want to tell the world."
- Carl Edward Sagan
When my husband [Carl Sagan] died, because he was so famous and known for not being a believer, many people would come up to me — it still sometimes happens — and ask me if Carl changed at the end and converted to a belief in an afterlife. They also frequently ask me if I think I will see him again.
Carl faced his death with unflagging courage and never sought refuge in illusions. The tragedy was that we knew we would never see each other again. I don’t ever expect to be reunited with Carl. But, the great thing is that when we were together, for nearly twenty years, we lived with a vivid appreciation of how brief and precious life is. We never trivialized the meaning of death by pretending it was anything other than a final parting. Every single moment that we were alive and we were together was miraculous — not miraculous in the sense of inexplicable or supernatural. We knew we were beneficiaries of chance… That pure chance could be so generous and so kind… That we could find each other, as Carl wrote so beautifully in Cosmos, you know, in the vastness of space and the immensity of time… That we could be together for twenty years. That is something which sustains me and it’s much more meaningful.
The way he treated me and the way I treated him, the way we took care of each other and our family, while he lived. That is so much more important than the idea I will see him someday. I don’t think I’ll ever see Carl again. But I saw him. We saw each other. We found each other in the cosmos, and that was wonderful."