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Carl Sagan 
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American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science educator
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Date of birth 9 November 1934
Brooklyn (New York City, New York)
Carl Edward Sagan
Date of death 20 December 1996
Seattle (Washington, United States of America)
Manner of death
  • natural causes
Cause of death
Country of citizenship
Educated at
  • University of Chicago (doctoral degree, 1960, Q51754951, Gerard Kuiper, astrophysics, astronomy)
  • University of Chicago (Master of Science, 1956, physics)
  • University of Chicago (Bachelor of Science, 1955, physics)
Doctoral advisor
Occupation
  • cosmologist
  • astrophysicist
  • novelist
  • planetary scientist
  • space scientist
  • science communicator
  • science fiction writer
  • science writer
  • astronomer
  • university teacher
  • writer
  • non-fiction writer
  • physicist
Employer
  • Cornell University
Member of
Field of work
  • astrobiology
  • planetary science
Child
Spouse
  • Linda Salzman Sagan (6 April 1968 – 1981)
  • Lynn Margulis (16 June 1957 – 1965)
  • Ann Druyan (1 June 1981 – 20 December 1996)
Award received
  • Solstice Award (2013)
  • Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction
  • Humanist of the Year (1981)
  • James Parks Morton Interfaith Award
  • Carl Sagan Award for Public Understanding of Science (1993)
  • Oersted Medal (1990)
  • Klumpke-Roberts Award (1974)
  • New Jersey Hall of Fame
  • Leo Szilard Lectureship Award (1985)
  • Gerard P. Kuiper Prize (1998)
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society
  • Public Welfare Medal (1994)
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