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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). 
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  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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Carl Sagan contributed so much to science. He had such a great ability to communicate his point across. I am mesmerized when I watch his videos or read his books; he truly takes me out of this world to far off places in the universe that I can only dream...(Read more)
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