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Sagan, Carl Edward

Born: 1934 AD
Died: 1996 AD, at 62 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Astronomers

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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)


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