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Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan Born November 9, 1934(1934-11-09) Brooklyn, New York, U.S. Died December 20, 1996(1996-12-20) (aged 62) Seattle, Washington, U.S. Residence United States Nationality American Fields Astronomy, Astrophysics, Cosmology, Astrobiology, Space science, Planetary science Institutions Cornell University Harvard University Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory University of California, Berkeley Alma mater University of Chicago (B.A.), (B.Sc.), (M.Sc.), (Ph.D.) Known for Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Cosmos: A Personal Voyage Cosmos Voyager Golden Record Pioneer plaque Contact Pale Blue Dot Notable awards Oersted Medal (1990) NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal (twice) Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction (1978) National Academy of Sciences Public Welfare Medal (1994) Carl Edward Sagan (English pronunciation: /'se?g?n/; November 9, 1934 – December 20, 1996) was an American astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, science popularizer and science communicator in astronomy and natural sciences. He published more than 600 scientific papers and articles and was author, co-author or editor of more than 20 books. He advocated scientifically skeptical inquiry and the scientific method, pioneered exobiology and promoted the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI).Sagan is known for his popular science books and for the award-winning 1980 television series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, which he narrated and co-wrote. The book Cosmos was published to accompany the series. Sagan wrote the novel Contact, the basis for a 1997 film of the same name. Cite error: There are tags on this page, but the references will not show without a {{Reflist}} template or a tag; see the help page.
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