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Sagan, Carl, 1934-1996


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  • Fuller Name

    • Carl Edward
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1934-11-09
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1996-12-20
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1968
        • Affiliation End: 1996
        • Source: http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79021621
        • Organization: (naf) Cornell University
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1962
        • Affiliation End: 1968
        • Source: http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n78096930
        • Organization: (naf) Harvard University
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1962
        • Affiliation End: 1968
        • Source: http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n82072949
        • Organization: (naf) Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1968
        • Affiliation End: 1996
        • Source: http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2013059851
        • Organization: (naf) Cornell University. Laboratory for Planetary Studies
    • Descriptor

    • Birth Place

        (naf) Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n80040311
    • Birth Place

        (naf) New York (N.Y.)http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79007751
    • Death Place

        (naf) Seattle (Wash.)http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79041965
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United Stateshttp://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n78095330
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Ithaca (N.Y.)http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79065769
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  • Additional Related Forms

    • Cornell University. Laboratory for Planetary Studies http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2013059851 http://id.loc.gov/rwo/agents/n2013059851
    • Planetary Society http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n82165098 http://id.loc.gov/rwo/agents/n82165098
    • University of Chicago http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79058404 http://id.loc.gov/rwo/agents/n79058404
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  • Sources

    • found: His Physical studies of planets, 1960.
    • found: Washington post, 21 December 1996, p. A 12(died at age 62; astronomer; at age 25, doctoral thesis, Physical studies of planets)
    • found: Carl Sagan's cosmic connection, 2000:CIP t.p. (Carl Sagan) pub. info. (Carl Edward Sagan; b. Nov. 9, 1934; d. Dec. 20, 1996)
    • found: Wikipedia, September 8, 2015(Carl Sagan; Carl Edward Sagan (November 9, 1934-December 20, 1996) was an American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, author, science popularizer, and science communicator in astronomy and other natural sciences; born Brooklyn, New York; died Seattle, Washington; spent most of his career as a professor of astronomy at Cornell University, where he directed the Laboratory for Planetary Studies)
    • found: Encyclop√¶dia Britannica online, January 17, 2020(Carl Sagan, in full Carl Edward Sagan, (born November 9, 1934, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.--died December 20, 1996, Seattle, Washington), American astronomer and science writer; attended the University of Chicago, where he earned a bachelor's and a master's degree in physics in 1955 and 1956, respectively, and a doctorate in astronomy and astrophysics in 1960. From 1960 to 1962 he was a fellow in astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley, and from 1962 to 1968 he worked at Harvard University and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory; in 1968 he became the director of Cornell University's Laboratory for Planetary Studies; although Sagan did important research on planetary atmospheres, in astrobiology, and on the origin of life on Earth, he made his reputation primarily as a spokesman for science and a popularizer of astronomy; in 1980 cofounded the Planetary Society; wrote the television series Cosmos with his wife Ann Druyan; author of science-fiction novel Contact (1985))
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    • 1979-08-06: new
    • 2020-02-14: revised
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