Sagan, Carl, 1934-1996.

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Carl Sagan

  • 1934, Nov. 9: Born, New York, N.Y.
  • 1954: A.B., University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1955: B.S., University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1956: M.S., University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1957: Married Lynn Alexander (divorced 1963)
  • 1960: 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.
  • 1966: Published with I. S. Shklovskii Intelligent Life in the Universe. San Francisco: Holden-Day
  • 1968: 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
  • 1971: Chairman and United States delegate, Joint Conference on United States and Soviet Academies of Science on Communications with Extraterrestrial Intelligence
  • 1972: Awarded NASA Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement for the Mariner 9 mission to Mars
  • 1973: 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.
  • 1977: 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
  • 1980: Premier of Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, a television series for the Public Broadcasting Service that Sagan hosted
  • 1981: Married Ann Druyan Awarded NASA Medal for Distinguished Public Service
  • 1986 - 1990s : Visiting scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif.
  • 1990: Awarded Oersted Medal, American Association of Physics Teachers
  • 1994: Received Public Welfare Medal, National Academy of Sciences
  • 1996, Dec. 20: Died, Seattle, Washington

Ann Druyan

  • 1949, June 13: Born, Queens, N.Y.
  • 1967 - 1971 : Attended New York University, New York, N.Y.
  • 1977: Published A Famous Broken Heart: A Fantasy Novel. New York: Stonehill Publishing Co. Served as creative director of the Voyager Interstellar Record Project
  • 1978: Published with Carl Sagan Murmurs of Earth: The Voyager Interstellar Record. New York: Random House
  • 1980: Premier of Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, the television series that she co-wrote with Sagan and Steven Soter
  • 1981: Married Carl Sagan
  • 1985: Published with Carl Sagan Comet. New York: Random House
  • 1986: Writer and producer of “Confessions of a Weaponeer,” an episode of NOVA for the Public Broadcasting Service network
  • 1992: Published with Carl Sagan Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors: A Search for Who We Are. New York: Random House
  • 1997: Premier of Contact, a motion picture in which she served as co-producer and co-creator, based on a story co-written with Sagan
  • 2002: Co-writer for the documentary “The Search for Life: Are We Alone?”
  • 2006: 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)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Cornell University. Public Affairs Education Program. Alumni University lectures, 1968-1981. Cornell University Library
referencedIn William B. Provine collection of evolutionary biology reprints, 20th century. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Hansen, James R. Oral history interview with James Hansen, 2000 October 23 and November 27. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Sagan, Carl, 1934-1996. Is there life on Earth? : article in Engineering and Science (E&S) 1972 Feb. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
creatorOf Murray, Bruce C., 1931-. Bruce C. Murray Chronological File Collection, 1976-1982. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
creatorOf Pickering, William H., 1910-2004. William H. Pickering Office File Collection, 1955-1976. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Suess, Hans Eduard, 1909-. Papers, 1875-1989. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Sagan, Carl, 1934-1996. The Radiation Balance of Venus. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
creatorOf Renzetti, Nicholas A., 1914-1998. [Four memoranda regarding the Deep Space Network], 1967-1989. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
referencedIn Davidson, Keay. Carl Sagan's Coming of Age, 1999 Nov. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
creatorOf Sagan, Carl, 1934-1996. Oral history interview with Carl Sagan, 1991 August 27. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Sagan, Carl, 1934-1996. Mariner Mars flyby distance : correspondence etween Seamans, Sagan and Newell, 1961 Oct 23-Dec 12. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
creatorOf American Astronomical Society. Meeting. (1974: Rochester, N.Y.). Invited papers regarding the 75th anniversary of the American Astronomical Society [sound recording] / 1974 August 22. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Joshua Lederberg Papers, 1904-2008 History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Bart Bok collection, 1928-1983. University of Arizona Libraries
creatorOf Albee, Arden L. The Bruce C. Murray and Charles H. Terhune, Jr. Director's Office Papers Collection, 1971-1979. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
referencedIn Personal Papers of Theodore Sturgeon, 1930-1987 University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Department of Special Collections
referencedIn Sturgeon, Theodore. [Personal papers of Theodore Sturgeon] University of Kansas Archives / MSS / Rare Books, Kenneth Spencer Research Library
referencedIn Shannon, Claude Elwood, 1916-2001. Claude Elwood Shannon papers, 1932-1995 (bulk 1938-1989). Library of Congress
creatorOf American Astronomical Society. Meeting. (1974: Rochester, N.Y.). Recollections prepared for the 75th anniversary of the American Astronomical Society [sound recording] / 1974. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Muller, H. J. (Hermann Joseph), 1890-1967. Papers, 1910-1967. Indiana University
creatorOf Orgel, Leslie E. Papers, 1960-1991. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn Herbert Friedman Papers, 1940-2000 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn American Movement for World Government records, ca. 1953-1987 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Lifton, Zachary Robinson. From Egyptian tomb to postmodern temple: An examination of the architecture of interaction and effect of view at 900 Stewart Avenue, Ithaca, New York, 2010. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Ney, Edward Purdy, 1920-. Edward Purdy Ney Papers, 1941-1996. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Princeton University. Plasma Physics Laboratory. Fusion: past, present, and future [videorecording]. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn King, Ivan R. Oral history interview with Ivan Robert King, 1977 July 18 and 20 July 1978. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.). Office of the Director. Office of the Director Collection, 1959-1982. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
referencedIn Velikovsky, Immanuel, 1895-. Immanuel Velikovsky papers, 1920-1996 (bulk 1930-1979) Princeton University Library
creatorOf Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.). Office of Engineering and Mission Assurance. Voyager Interstellar Record Collection, 1976-1977. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
referencedIn Records, 1946-2000 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf American Movement for World Government. American Movement for World Government records, ca. 1953-1987. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Papers of George Wald, 1927-1996 Harvard University Archives.
creatorOf Kistiakowsky, George B. (George Bogdan), 1900-1982. Confessions of a weaponeer : video tape, 1987. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn Gould, Stephen Jay. Stephen Jay Gould papers, 1899-2004 (inclusive), 1941-2002 (bulk). Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Sagan, Carl, 1934-1996,. Six Articles by Carl Sagan, 1976. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
referencedIn Papers concerning UFOs, 1952-1976, 1952-1976 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Sagan, Carl, 1934-1996,. The Solar System [serial], 1975 Sep. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
referencedIn Adel, Arthur, 1908-1994. Correspondence concerning controversy over who discovered the 20-micron atmospheric window in the earth's atmosphere, 1975. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Stephen Jay Gould papers, 1899-2004, 1941-2002 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Claude Elwood Shannon Papers, 1932-1995, (bulk 1938-1989) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Gajdusek, D. Carleton (Daniel Carleton), 1923-2008. D. Carleton Gajdusek correspondence, 1920-1996. National Library of Medicine
creatorOf The Seth MacFarlane Collection of the Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan Archive, 1860-2004, (bulk 1962-1997) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Wilson, Robert R., 1914-2000. Robert R. Wilson papers, 1936-2000. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Philip J. Klass Collection, 1948-2000 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn D. Carleton Gajdusek Correspondence, 1920-1996 History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine
referencedIn Menzel, Donald H. (Donald Howard), 1901-1976. Papers concerning UFOs, 1952-1976. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn The, Daily Worker, and, The Daily World, Photographs Collection, Bulk, 1930-1990, 1920-2001 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn Gold, Thomas. Oral history interview with Thomas Gold, 1978 April 1. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Davidson, Keay,. A Request from a Reporter, e-mail to John Bluth, 1998 May 19. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
referencedIn Andreĭ Sakharov papers, 1852-2002 (inclusive), 1960-1990 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Adel, Arthur, 1908-1994. Oral history interview with Arthur Adel, 1987 August 13. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Bluth, John F., 1944-2004. Carl Sagan Material at JPL Archives, 1999 Mar. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
Role Title Holding Repository
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correspondedWith Abell, George O. (George Ogden), 1927-1983 person
correspondedWith Ackerman, Diane, 1948- person
associatedWith Adel, Arthur, 1908-1994. person
correspondedWith Agel, Jerome person
associatedWith American Association for the Advancement of Science. corporateBody
associatedWith American Astronomical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith American Astronomical Society. Meeting. (1974: Rochester, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith American Astronomical Society. Meeting. (1974: Rochester, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith American Geophysical Union. corporateBody
associatedWith American Movement for World Government. corporateBody
correspondedWith Asimov, Isaac, 1920-1992 person
associatedWith Carl Sagan Productions. corporateBody
correspondedWith Chyba, Christopher F. person
correspondedWith Clarke, Arthur C. (Arthur Charles), 1917-2008 person
associatedWith Communist Party of the United States of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Conference on the Long-Term Worldwide Biological Consequences of Nuclear War (1983 : Cambridge, Mass.) corporateBody
associatedWith Cornell University. corporateBody
associatedWith Cornell University. Center for Radiophysics and Space Research. corporateBody
associatedWith Cornell University. Laboratory for Planetary Studies. corporateBody
associatedWith Cornell University. Public Affairs Education Program. corporateBody
associatedWith Davidson, Keay. person
associatedWith Doel, Ronald Edmund, person
correspondedWith Drake, Frank D. person
associatedWith Druyan, Ann, 1949- Seth MacFarlane collection of the Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan archive. 1860-2004 person
correspondedWith Ferris, Timothy person
correspondedWith Friedman, Herbert, 1916-2000 person
correspondedWith Friedman, Louis person
associatedWith Gajdusek, D. Carleton (Daniel Carleton), 1923-2008. person
associatedWith Galileo Project. corporateBody
associatedWith GCA Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Gold, Thomas. person
correspondedWith Gore, Albert, 1948- person
associatedWith Gould, Stephen Jay. person
correspondedWith Grinspoon, David Harry person
correspondedWith Grinspoon, Lester, 1928- person
correspondedWith Haines-Stiles, Geoffrey person
associatedWith Hansen, James R. person
associatedWith Hart, Gary, 1936- person
associatedWith Harvard College Observatory. corporateBody
correspondedWith Harvard Law School Forum corporateBody
associatedWith Harvard University corporateBody
associatedWith International Society for the Study of the Origin of Life. corporateBody
associatedWith Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.). Office of Engineering and Mission Assurance. corporateBody
associatedWith Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.). Office of the Director. corporateBody
correspondedWith Khare, Bishun N. (Bishun Narain), 1933-2013 person
associatedWith King, Ivan R. person
associatedWith Klass, Philip J. person
associatedWith Kuiper, Gerard P. (Gerard Peter), 1905-1973. person
correspondedWith Lederberg, Joshua person
correspondedWith Lee, Gentry person
associatedWith Lifton, Zachary Robinson. person
correspondedWith Lomberg, Jon, 1948- person
associatedWith MacFarlane, Seth, 1973- Seth MacFarlane collection of the Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan archive. 1860-2004 person
correspondedWith Malone, Adrian person
correspondedWith Marov, Mikhail I︠A︡kovlevich person
associatedWith Menzel, Donald H. (Donald Howard), 1901-1976. person
associatedWith Mondale, Walter F., 1928- person
correspondedWith Morrison, David, 1940- person
associatedWith Muller, H. J. (Hermann Joseph), 1890-1967. person
associatedWith Murray, Bruce C., 1931- person
correspondedWith Mutch, Thomas A., 1931- person
associatedWith Newell, Homer E. Jr. 1915-1983. person
correspondedWith New Yorker Magazine, Inc corporateBody
associatedWith Ney, Edward Purdy, 1920- person
correspondedWith Obst, Lynda Rosen person
associatedWith Orgel, Leslie E. person
associatedWith Pickering, William H., 1910-2004. person
associatedWith Planetary Society. corporateBody
correspondedWith Pollack, James B. person
associatedWith Princeton University. Plasma Physics Laboratory. corporateBody
associatedWith Project Apollo (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Project Mariner (U.S.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Provine, William B. person
associatedWith Renzetti, Nicholas A., 1914-1998. person
correspondedWith Sagdeev, R. Z. (Renad Zinnurovich), 1941- person
correspondedWith Sakharov, Andreĭ, 1921-1989 person
associatedWith Seamans, Robert C., Jr., 1918- person
correspondedWith Shannon, Claude Elwood, 1916-2001. person
associatedWith Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. corporateBody
correspondedWith Soter, Steven person
correspondedWith Squyres, Steven W. person
associatedWith Sturgeon, Theodore. person
associatedWith Suess, Hans Eduard, 1909- person
correspondedWith Teller, Edward, 1908-2003 person
correspondedWith Terzian, Yervant, 1939- person
correspondedWith Thompson, W. Reid (William Reid), 1952- person
correspondedWith Toon, O. B. person
correspondedWith Turco, Richard P., 1943- person
correspondedWith Tyson, Neil deGrasse person
associatedWith United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. corporateBody
associatedWith University of California, Berkeley. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Chicago. corporateBody
associatedWith Urey, Harold Clayton, 1893-1981. person
correspondedWith Velikovsky, Immanuel, 1895- person
correspondedWith Veverka, Joseph person
associatedWith Viking Mars Program (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Voyager Project. corporateBody
correspondedWith Wald, George. person
associatedWith Wilson, Robert R., 1914-2000. person
correspondedWith Wirth, Timothy E. person
associatedWith Wynner, Edith person
associatedWith Yerkes Observatory. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Venus (Planet)
MARS (PLANET)
Uranus (Planet)
Jupiter (Planet)
Titan (Satellite)
United States
Mars (Planet)
Nevada Test Site (Nev.)
Saturn (Planet)
Venus (Planet)
VENUS (PLANET)
Subject
Nuclear weapons
Outer planets--Exploration
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
Abortion
Unidentified flying objects
Planets--Atmospheres
Space sciences
Mariner program :
Pioneer Project
Viking spacecraft
Evolution (Biology)
Creationism
Astronauts--Training of
Surface temperature
Science--Study and teaching
Astronautics
Satellites
Interplanetary voyages
Space flight
Mariner 9 space probe
Exobiology
Astronomy--Study and teaching
Biology
Planetology
Nuclear winter
Planetology--Societies, etc
Venus clouds
Outer space--Exploration
Drug control--United States
Science
Nuclear weapons--Nevada--Testing
Astronomy
Climatic changes
Presidents--United States--Election--1984
Mars exploration
Science--Societies, etc
Atmospheric models
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Authors
Astronomers
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Birth 1934-11-09

Death 1996-12-20

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