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Sagan, Carl Edward

Born: 1934 AD
Died: 1996 AD
Nationality: N/A
Categories: Astronomers

US astronomer, author, and popularizer of science


professor of astronomy at Cornell University 1968-1996


popularized concept of nuclear winter


conceived idea of including message-bearing phonograph record on Voyager spacecraft


wrote nonfiction "The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence" 1977 (Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction 1978), "Broca's Brain" 1979, "Cosmos" 1980, "The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark" 1996, novel "Contact" 1985


host of 13-part television documentary "Cosmos" 1980


1st husband of Lynn Margulis 1957 (divorced 1963)