American astronomer and Nobel laureate Carl Sagan was born in Brooklyn, NY on November 9, 1934 and died in Seattle, Wash on December 20, 1996. He is best known as the presenter of the 1980 PBS television series Cosmos; as author of a range of popular science books such as The Demon-Haunted World, Broca's Brain, The Dragons of Eden, and Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors; as a columnist for Parade magazine; and as author of the novel Contact which was also released as a major motion picture.
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Official page with articles, including the Baloney Detection Kit. Includes sale of books and videos.
Article from Wikipedia on the American astronomer, astrophysicist, author and successful popularizer of astronomy, astrophysics and other sciences.
Carl Sagan - First Sceptic, Then Astronomer
Tribute written by Horst Sommer. Discusses Sagan's achievements, and his role as a "speaker for Earth".
Carl Sagan's Religion of Science
Essay by Scott Detwiler on the religious implications of Sagan's scientific world view as expressed in his writings.
The Planetary Society: Tribute to Carl Sagan
Tribute includes career highlights, posts held and awards won.
Even in Death, Carl Sagan's Influence Is Still Cosmic
Discusses Sagan's influence on space exploration, especially at NASA. Article by William J. Broad for the New York Times. (November 30, 1998)
The Darkened Cosmos: A Tribute to Carl Sagan
Article from the Skeptical Enquirer describing Sagan's major achievements, with tributes from his friends and colleagues. (March 10, 1997)
Carl Sagan’s Life and Legacy as Scientist, Teacher, and Skeptic
Article by David Morrison recalling Sagan’s immense contributions to planetary research, the public understanding of science and the skeptical movement. (January 13, 1997)
Carl Sagan, Cornell Astronomer, Dies Today
Media release from Cornell University, Sagan's final employer. Biographical information and a list of major awards received. (December 20, 1996)
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