Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Carl Sagan
Born: November 9, 1934, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Death: December 20, 1996 (Age: 62)
- Astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, science popularizer, and science communicator.
- Isaac Asimov described Sagan as one of only two people he would admit were more intelligent than he was, the other being Marvin Minsky.
- Known for Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI); Cosmos: A Personal Voyage; Cosmos; Voyager Golden Record; Pioneer plaque; Contact; Pale Blue Dot.
- Contact. Simon and Schuster, (1985).
- The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God, Carl Sagan (writer) & Ann Druyan (editor), (1985).
- He published more than 600 scientific papers and articles and was author, co-author or editor of more than 20 books.
Honors and awards
- NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal (1977).
- Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction (1978).
- Oersted Medal (1990).
- National Academy of Sciences Public Welfare Medal (1994).