Carl Sagan (I) (1934–1996)


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Astronomer, educator and author Carl Sagan was perhaps the world's greatest popularizer of science, reaching millions of people through newspapers, magazines and television broadcasts. He is well-known for his work on the PBS series Cosmos (1980), the Emmy Award and Peabody Award-winning show that became the most watched series in ... See full bio »

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Contact Writer
(1997)
Cosmos Writer
(1980)

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  Cosmos: Possible Worlds (TV Mini Series documentary) (inspired by "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage" written by - 12 episodes, 2020) (written by - 1 episode, 2020) (based on a story by - 1 episode, 2020)
- Seven Wonders of the New World (2020) ... (written by)
- Coming of Age in the Anthropocene (2020) ... (inspired by "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage" written by)
- Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (2020) ... (inspired by "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage" written by)
- A Tale of Two Atoms (2020) ... (based on a story by) / (inspired by "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage" written by)
- Magic Without Lies (2020) ... (inspired by "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage" written by)
 2015 Star Stuff: A Story of Carl Sagan (Short) (Inspired by the work and life of)
 2014 Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (TV Mini Series documentary) (inspired by "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage" written by - 13 episodes)
- Unafraid of the Dark (2014) ... (inspired by "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage" written by)
- The World Set Free (2014) ... (inspired by "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage" written by)
- The Immortals (2014) ... (inspired by "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage" written by)
- The Electric Boy (2014) ... (inspired by "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage" written by)
- The Lost Worlds of Planet Earth (2014) ... (inspired by "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage" written by)
 2014 FanGirl Academy: 101 (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Earth Day 101 (2014)
 2009 Pale Blue Dot (Short) (writer)
 1997 Contact (based on the novel by) / (based on the story by)
 1990 The Earth Day Special (TV Special) (segments "Galaxy Intro", "Carl Sagan")
  Cosmos (TV Mini Series documentary) (creator - 13 episodes, 1980) (written by - 13 episodes, 1980)
- Who Speaks for Earth? (1980) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Encyclopaedia Galactica (1980) ... (creator) / (written by)
- The Persistence of Memory (1980) ... (creator) / (written by)
- The Edge of Forever (1980) ... (creator) / (written by)
- The Lives of the Stars (1980) ... (creator) / (written by)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "Contact" (filmed as Contact (1997)) See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 2 Interviews | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

Carl Sagan Productions

Alternate Names:

Dr. Carl Sagan

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)

Spouse:

Ann Druyan  (his death)  (2 children) | See more »

Children:

Sasha Sagan
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Personal Quote:

When Kepler found his long-cherished belief did not agree with the most precise observation, he accepted the uncomfortable fact. He preferred the hard truth to his dearest illusions. That is the heart of science. See more »

Trivia:

Named 1981 Humanist of the Year by the American Humanist Association "in recognition of his work as an educator, skeptic, activist, and populizer of science". See more »

Trademark:

He mostly wore turtlenecks with suit coats.

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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