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Carl Edward Sagan
Birth: Nov. 9, 1934
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 20, 1996
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). 
Family links: 
  Samuel L Sagan (1905 - 1979)
  Rachel Molly Gruber Sagan (1906 - 1982)

Cause of death: Bone marrow cancer
Lakeview Cemetery
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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Inducted into the International Space Hall of Fame in 2004**His plaque reads: "Astronomer who played a leading role in the U.S. Spaced Program from its conception"**Carl E. Sagan was a consultant and adviser to NASA. He briefed the Apollo astronauts and w...(Read more)
- Cori Hoag
 Added: Mar. 28, 2015
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
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