The History Center in Tompkins County Presents:
Rod Serling and Carl Sagan: Bridging Imagination and Science
Saturday, March 24, 2:00 PM
Advance Tickets (Before 3/17):
General Admission – $18 · Student/Senior – $15
Rod Serling and Carl Sagan seamlessly bridged imagination and science and through that cultivated a sense of wonder. They had strong connections to Ithaca and this region. Panelists Anne Serling and Nick Sagan will incorporate the personal sides of their respective fathers and be joined by Andrew Polak, President of the Rod Serling Memorial foundation. Moderator Mason Peck, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University, will lead a facilitated discussion with all three panelists about these men and their views about the world as we explore how their legacies are relevant today. Their shared interests and passions will be highlighted. The program will delve into questions such as the interrelationships among science, imagination and culture. The goal is to leave attendees with a sense of hope. There is a long arc of integrating science into our daily lives. Where are we currently on that arc? Dialogue will be interspersed with video clips, images and quotes. There will be time for Q&A.
Nick Sagan and Anne Serling will be available after the panel to sell and sign books in the lobby.
To guarantee a seat you may preregister prior to March 17
Preregistration ticket prices: $18 general admission / $15 for students and retirees (present ID at check-in). After March 17th and on the day of the event: $20 general admission; $17 for students and retirees. This is a benefit for The History Center in Tompkins County