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  • We should be teaching our children the scientific method and the reasons for a Bill of Rights. With it comes a certain decency, humility and community spirit.

    Dr. Carl Sagan


    I would like to find some way to sufficiently challenge a new generation of people. To get them out of the “I” mode into the “we” mode. To make them want to do something rather than be something. I would like to give young people the same dream that we had.
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  • Dreaming Like Carl Sagan

    There are promising signs on the horizon. As long as there is life, there is hope. We must keep the candle burning for heroes Carl and Neil. They need our help to keep the darkness at bay.
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  • Assignment Universe, Space Advocates and Penny4NASA Announces New Inspirational Film: For All Humanity - Spirit Of Apollo

    On September 12, 1962 President John F. Kennedy delivered one of the most inspirational and prescient policy speeches in world history. President Kennedy proclaimed at Rice University in Houston, Texas that the United States effort to land a man on the Moon would be extremely risky and full of unknowns. JFK also said that the exploration of space would prove to be one of the great adventures of human history and provide huge benefits to the United States and the world.
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  • Assignment Universe Announces World Premier Inspirational Film Carl Sagan: The Baloney Detection Kit

    I knew that Carl Sagan would be the subject of the first film produced by Assignment Universe. I cannot overstate how much Dr. Sagan influenced my life. I want to create a fusion between science and art here at Assignment Universe and Sagan’s Cosmos television show is the gold standard. So I decided to create a short film that combined Sagan’s Baloney Detection Kit, beautiful NASA films, and my own original music.
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  • The Silent Pianist | Guest Pranvera Hyseni (EP008)

    November 29th, 2017 by Assignment Universe  Astronomy  Carl Sagan  Inspirational  Podcast  Roar Electra  Space

    Today’s guest is Pranvera Hyseni. She is the founder and director of the Astronomy Outreach of Kosovo. Many space journalists from her home country of Kosovo have called her the next Carl Sagan.

    The Silent Pianist | Guest: Dan Haerle (EP007)

    November 27th, 2017 by Assignment Universe  Inspirational  Jazz Education  Jazz Music  Podcast

    Jazz pianist/composer educator Dan Haerle was inducted into the International Association of Jazz Education Hall of Fame in 2003. He was awarded the Jazz Educators Network “Legend of Jazz Education” distinction in 2012 along with co-recepients Jamey Aebersold, Jerry Coker, and David Baker.

    The Silent Pianist | Guest: Wouter Kellerman (EP006)

    November 27th, 2017 by Assignment Universe  Inspirational  Music  Podcast  World Music

    Kellerman has just released his latest recording “Symphonic Soweto – A Tribute to Nelson Mandela.” The album is a lifelong dream of Kellerman’s and features the Soweto Gospel Choir, KwaZulu Natal Philharmonic and Angelique Kudjo.

    The Silent Pianist Podcast | Guest: Jamie Glaser – Guitarist with Jean-Luc Ponty / Jon Anderson (EP005)

    November 27th, 2017 by Assignment Universe  Inspirational  Jazz Music  Music  Podcast

    Jamie Glaser is best known as the guitarist with violinist and jazz pioneer Jean-Luc Ponty. Jamie is one the great guitarists of our time. He’s also recorded and performed with Chick Corea, Manhattan Transfer, Lenny White and Bryan Adams. Jamie is also one of world’s best commercial and film/tv composers with credits ranging from Seinfeld (Jonathan Wolff) to networks like ABC and CBS. And he has written the powerful and personal book about his life “Hear the Silence.”

    The Silent Pianist | Guest: Kyle Sullivan EP004 – Trekspertise

    November 27th, 2017 by Assignment Universe  Film  Inspirational  Podcast  Star Trek

    The Silent Pianist Podcast Interview Show Hosted and Produced by Mike Dawson Kyle Sullivan is a filmmaker-scientist and co-producer of the Youtube hit Trekspertise. Kyle is the Grand Prize Winner of the Oceanwide Expedition 2017 Antarctic Contest.

    The Silent Pianist | Guest: Paul D’Adamo EP003

    November 27th, 2017 by Assignment Universe  Music  Podcast

    Paul’s third album “Rawfully Organic” features members of Peter Gabriel’s Band, King Crimson, and YES.