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Carl Edward Sagan
Birth: Nov. 9, 1934
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 20, 1996
Seattle
King County
Washington, USA

Scientist. He was an American astronomer and science writer who used his talents not only for scientific research and government space projects but also in mass media. He obtained his PhD from the University of Chicago in 1960 and taught at the University of California, Berkeley and Harvard university and also worked at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (1962 to 1968). He is perhaps best known for his work (as co-producer and narrator) in his television series "Cosmos" (1980). Major publications included "Atmospheres of Mars and Venus" (1961); "Planetary Exploration" (1970); "The Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective" (1973); "Broca's Brain: Reflections on the Romance of Science" (1979); the novel "Contact" (1985); "Nuclear Winter" (1985); and "The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark" (1996). 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel L Sagan (1905 - 1979)
  Rachel Molly Gruber Sagan (1906 - 1982)

Cause of death: Bone marrow cancer
 
Burial:
Lakeview Cemetery
Ithaca
Tompkins County
New York, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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Carl Edward Sagan
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Carl Edward Sagan
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Dr. Sagan's fantastic book, "The Demon Haunted World", is subtitled "Science as a candle in the dark." I think it fitting to honor Dr. Sagan's memory with a candle. Thank you Dr. Sagan for trying to bring a little more light into the world.
- Nick
 Added: Mar. 3, 2015
You are remarkable.
- Wayne Carver Sr
 Added: Feb. 28, 2015
I really miss your clear, concise scientific explanations, and theoretical postulations regarding things not yet completely understood.
- Frank R. Adamski
 Added: Feb. 28, 2015
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