Sagan, Carl, 1934-1996.Alternative names
1934, Nov. 9:
Born, New York, N.Y.
A.B., University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
B.S., University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
M.S., University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
Married Lynn Alexander (divorced 1963)
Ph. D., University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
1960- 1962: Miller Fellow, University of California, Berkeley, Calif.
1962- 1968: Assistant professor, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. Astrophysicist, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Cambridge, Mass.
Published with I. S. Shklovskii Intelligent Life in the Universe. San Francisco: Holden-Day
Married Linda Salzman (divorced 1981)
1968- 1970: Associate professor of astronomy and space sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. Research associate, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
1968- 1974: Vice chairman, working group on Moon and Planets, Space Organization, International Council of Scientific Unions
1968- 1996: Professor of astronomy and space sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. Director, Laboratory for Planetary Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
1967- 1972: Lecturer, Apollo flight crews, National Aeronautics and Space Agency
Chairman and United States delegate, Joint Conference on United States and Soviet Academies of Science on Communications with Extraterrestrial Intelligence
Awarded NASA Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement for the Mariner 9 mission to Mars
Editor, Communication with Extraterrestrial Intelligence (CETI). Cambridge: MIT Press Published The Cosmic Connection; An Extraterrestrial Perspective. Garden City, N.Y.: Anchor Press
1972- 1981: Associate director, Center for Radiophysics and Space Research, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
1976- 1996: David Duncan professor, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
Published Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence. New York: Random House; awarded Pulitzer Prize Awarded NASA Medal for Distinguished Public Service
1978- 1985: President of the CETI Foundation
1979- 1990s: President of the Planetary Society
Premier of Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, a television series for the Public Broadcasting Service that Sagan hosted
Married Ann Druyan Awarded NASA Medal for Distinguished Public Service
1986- 1990s: Visiting scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif.
Awarded Oersted Medal, American Association of Physics Teachers
Received Public Welfare Medal, National Academy of Sciences
1996, Dec. 20:
Died, Seattle, Washington
1949, June 13:
Born, Queens, N.Y.
1967- 1971: Attended New York University, New York, N.Y.
Published A Famous Broken Heart: A Fantasy Novel. New York: Stonehill Publishing Co. Served as creative director of the Voyager Interstellar Record Project
Published with Carl Sagan Murmurs of Earth: The Voyager Interstellar Record. New York: Random House
Premier of Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, the television series that she co-wrote with Sagan and Steven Soter
Married Carl Sagan
Published with Carl Sagan Comet. New York: Random House
Writer and producer of “Confessions of a Weaponeer,” an episode of NOVA for the Public Broadcasting Service network
Published with Carl Sagan Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors: A Search for Who We Are. New York: Random House
Premier of Contact, a motion picture in which she served as co-producer and co-creator, based on a story co-written with Sagan
Co-writer for the documentary “The Search for Life: Are We Alone?”
Edited, The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View for the Search for God. New York: Penguin Press
2012- : Writer and producer of a new television series Cosmos to premier on Fox in 2014
From the guide to the The Seth MacFarlane Collection of the Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan Archive, 1860-2004, (bulk 1962-1997), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)
- Nuclear weapons
- Outer planets--Exploration
- Inner planets--Exploration
- Science--Popular works
- Environmental policy--United States
- Venus atmosphere
- Cloud physics
- Astronomy--Societies, etc
- Lunar geology
- Interstellar communication
- Strategic Defense Initiative
- Anti-nuclear movement
- Nuclear warfare--Environmental aspects
- Unidentified flying objects
- Space sciences
- Mariner program :
- Pioneer Project
- Viking spacecraft
- Evolution (Biology)
- Astronauts--Training of
- Surface temperature
- Science--Study and teaching
- Interplanetary voyages
- Space flight
- Mariner 9 space probe
- Astronomy--Study and teaching
- Nuclear winter
- Planetology--Societies, etc
- Venus clouds
- Outer space--Exploration
- Drug control--United States
- Nuclear weapons--Nevada--Testing
- Climatic changes
- Presidents--United States--Election--1984
- Mars exploration
- Science--Societies, etc
- Atmospheric models
- Television producers
- Venus (Planet) (as recorded)
- MARS (PLANET) (as recorded)
- Uranus (Planet) (as recorded)
- Jupiter (Planet) (as recorded)
- Titan (Satellite) (as recorded)
- United States (as recorded)
- Mars (Planet) (as recorded)
- Nevada Test Site (Nev.) (as recorded)
- Saturn (Planet) (as recorded)
- Venus (Planet) (as recorded)
- VENUS (PLANET) (as recorded)