Carl Sagan


Carl Sagan Famous memorial

Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Death 20 Dec 1996 (aged 62)
Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
Burial Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 1347 View Source

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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  • Added: 31 Dec 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 1347
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Carl Sagan (9 Nov 1934–20 Dec 1996), Find a Grave Memorial ID 1347, citing Lake View Cemetery, Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .