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Preach like Carl Sagan, not Neil deGrasse Tyson

There were thousands of articles written about the recent solar eclipse.   Scientific explanations, helpful advice, and lots of information about those glasses.   Many people walked outside to look up, some traveling hundreds of miles to be in the path of totality. Many news channels had wall to wall coverage, each with their own man or woman of science to explain things.   Some were meteorologists, some were actually astronomers, and others just people who found it all very interesting.   I was not in the path of totality, but as I flipped around the channels on the tv, it became clear that not all the broadcasts were the same. Some of the newscasters were very interested in it and it showed. Some were only covering it because their boss made them, and it showed too.   Later that day I came across this description of the the movements of the sun by famed scientist Carl Sagan.   A noted atheist, he was nonetheless very eloquent in his description of the cosmos.