Carl Sagan

Carl Edward Sagan was an American astronomer, planetary scientist, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, author, and science communicator. His best known scientific contribution is his research on the possibility of extraterrestrial... Wikipedia

  • Born:  Carl Edward Sagan, November 9, 1934, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
  • Died:  December 20, 1996, Seattle, Washington, U.S.
  • Resting place:  Lake View Cemetery
  • Fields:  Astronomy, Astrophysics, Cosmology, Astrobiology, Space science, Planetary science
  • Institutions:  University of Chicago, Cornell University, Harvard University, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, University of California, Berkeley
  • Alma mater:  University of Chicago, (BA, BS, MS, PhD)
  • Thesis:  Physical studies of planets (1960)
  • Doctoral students:  Clark Chapman, James B. Pollack, Owen Toon
  • Known for:  Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI), ', Cosmos, Voyager Golden Record, Pioneer plaque, The Dragons of Eden, Contact, Pale Blue Dot, The Demon-Haunted World
  • Notable awards:  Klumpke-Roberts Award (1974), NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal (1977), Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction (1978), Oersted Medal (1990), Carl Sagan Award for Public Understanding of Science (1993), National Academy of Sciences Public Welfare Medal (1994)
  • Children:  5, including Dorion, Nick and Sasha
  • Data source:  DuckDuckGo