Emmy and Peabody Award–winning science writer, producer and director Ann Druyan talks about Cosmos: Possible Worlds, the next installment of the Cosmos series.
Welcome to Scientific American’s Science Talk, posted on March 9, 2020. I’m Steve Mirsky.
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That’s Ann Druyan. She’s an Emmy and Peabody Award–winning science writer, producer and director. She co-wrote the original Cosmos series with her late husband Carl Sagan. And she’s the creator, producer and writer of the new Cosmos. The second season, called Cosmos: Possible Worlds, premieres tonight on the National Geographic channel. She’s also the author of the companion book to the series.
Druyan visited Scientific American recently and spoke with our space editor Lee Billings and me. You’ll hear her mention Brannon Braga: he’s also a producer and director on the series. She mentions Contact: that’s the book she and Sagan wrote that got turned into the Jodie Foster movie. And she talks about the Voyager records: those are the two golden records on the Voyager spacecraft that launched in 1977 and include examples of Earth’s music, art and science to inform any intelligent aliens who might happen on them some day. And now mostly Lee Billings and a little bit of me, talking with Ann Druyan.
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