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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
GPS (lat/lon): 42.4564, -76.49301
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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Carl Edward Sagan
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"I don't want to believe. I want to know." Carl Sagan
- Margie
 Added: Jan. 10, 2016
Thank you that when I was young you took the time to respond to my letter to you.Thank you for your encouragement of many young scientists and all that you did to make science "cool".
- Lily Virdell
 Added: Dec. 24, 2015

- Blackwasp
 Added: Dec. 20, 2015
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