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It brings me a lot of gratification and satisfaction to know I turned someone onto to Sagan and, by extension, Tyson. I think we even touch on Tyson's contributions at some point in that thread.
I've read some really interesting stories about Sagan and Tyson. When Tyson was applying to colleges for his undergrad work, Carl Sagan personally gave him a tour of the lab and facilities at Cornell. It was all because Tyson had shown an interest in his application in studying the mysteries of the universe.
Obviously, Tyson is a brilliant man and I'm sure that came through during the school recruitment process, but Sagan was that devoted to passing his passion along to the next generation.
He was already very famous by that point and certainly not the kind of guy you'd expect to be giving personal tours for undergrads. But, there was nothing average or normal about Carl Sagan.
He perfected boiling down complex astrophysics so that everyone could understand and appreciate them. That's the torch that he passed to Tyson and Neil carries it well.
So glad you found them and that I could be a small part of the reason why.