Cosmos 2014 Forum

One of the main goals of the Asociación de Ateos y Agnósticos del Atlántico (4A) is science divulgation to the general public so taking advantage of the success of the new Cosmos documentary an on the occasion of its ending we organized a forum as part of a series of science events in the Planetarium on June 4th in Barranquilla, Colombia.

We had Jorge Senior and Jorge Salazar (representing 4A and Fundación Apolo) as moderators. We discussed the differences between the 80’s series and the 2014 one: How much did the world change in these few years? How much science has advanced since then? What does this series tell us about the universe, life and us?

 

The audience was engaged and talked about how much Carl Sagan and the original series influenced their lives and how a good science communicator can make people realize the importance of science.

The event was a success in attendance and participation and hopefully will be the first in many science events for this year.