Ann Druyan is an American author and Emmy Award–winning writer, producer, and director. She cowrote the 1980 PBS documentary series Cosmos, hosted by astronomer Carl Sagan. As the founder and CEO of Cosmos Studios, she also was the creator, producer, and writer of the 2014 sequel, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey and its sequel series, Cosmos: Possible Worlds. She was program director of the first solar sail deep space mission.
Carl Sagan's prophetic vision of the tragic resurgence of fundamentalism and the hope-filled potential of the next great development in human spirituality The late great astronomer and astrophysicist describes his personal search to understand the nature of the sacred in the vastness of the cosmos.
The solar eclipse that will cross the U.S. on August 21 will be one more opportunity for us to take in the just-out-of-reach spectacle of space. Few people will be more equipped to understand its implications than writer and producer Ann Druyan.
On the fifty-fifth anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s great leap into space, April 12, 2016, Yuri Milner was joined by Stephen Hawking at New York’s One World Observatory to announce Breakthrough Starshot, which will lay the foundations for humanity’s next great leap: to the stars.