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  Carl Sagan
Carl Sagan succumbed to pneumonia on December 20, 1996 after a two year battle with bone marrow disease.
Sagan, who was, among many other things, an FAS Council Member, used his influence as a scientist, and as a public personality, to importantly advance a number of goals shared by FAS members.
Professor Sagan's efforts to sensitize his fellow Earthlings to the nature of their cosmic condition, coupled with the psychological relationship inspired by television, have given him unprecedented influence.
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  Stargazer Online || Carl Sagan
Carl Sagan was the David Duncan Professor of Astronomy and Space Studies and Director of the Laboratory for Planetary Studies at
Sagan was the first president of The Planetary Society, a non-profit, tax-exempt membership organization dedicated to the exploration of the solar system and the search for extraterrestrial life.
Sagan and his colleagues were also engaged in research on Nuclear Winter, the previously unsuspected global climatic catastrophe that may follow a nuclear war.
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  Carl Sagan
Sagan was among the first to hypothesize that Titan and Jupiter's moon Europa may possess oceans (a subsurface ocean in the case of Europa) or lakes.
Sagan is regarded by most as an atheist or agnostic, observing statements such as: "The idea that God is an oversized white male with a flowing beard who sits in the sky and tallies the fall of every sparrow is ludicrous.
Sagan was a significant figure, and his supporters credit his importance to his popularisation of the natural sciences, opposing both restraints on science and reactionary applications of science, defending democratic traditions, resisting nationalism, defending humanism, and arguing against geocentric and anthropocentric views.
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  Carl Sagan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sagan served as Chairman of the Division for Planetary Science of the American Astronomical Society, as President of the Planetology Section of the American Geophysical Union, and as Chairman of the Astronomy Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Sagan rejected an extraterrestrial explanation for the phenomenon but felt there were both empirical and pedagogical benefits for examining UFO reports and that the subject was, therefore, a legitimate topic of study" (Appelle 22).
Sagan was a significant figure, and his supporters credit his importance to his popularization of the natural sciences, opposing both restraints on science and reactionary applications of science, defending democratic traditions, resisting nationalism, defending humanism, and arguing against geocentric and anthropocentric views.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Carl_Sagan   (4896 words)

  
 Carl Sagan - Simple English Wikipedia
Sagan is said to be an atheist or agnostic, but some people have said he is a pantheist, because he said thing like "The idea that God is an oversized white male with a flowing beard who sits in the sky and tallies the fall of every sparrow is ludicrous.
Sagan married three times; the biologist Lynn Margulis (mother of Dorion Sagan) in 1957, artist Linda Salzman in 1968, and author Ann Druyan in 1981, to whom he was married until his death.
Sagan was very important, because he made science popular, and changed the way science was organized, and because he defended humanism, and argued against seeing things from only one point of view.
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 Carl Sagan - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Sagan hypothesized that a comet approached so close to Earth in antiquity that the jets of gas streaming out of it were visible, bent by the comet's rotation.
Sagan is regarded by most as an atheist or agnostic, observing statements such as: "The idea that God is an oversized white male with a flowing beard, who sits in the sky and tallies the fall of every sparrow is ludicrous.
Sagan, Carl and Ann Druyan, Billions and Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium.
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Carl Sagan was a member of the SETI Institute Board of Trustees.
Sagan was known to have a bit of an ego.
Sagan was a significant figure, and his supporters credit his importance to his popularising the natural sciences, opposing both restraints on science and reactionary applications of science, defending democratic traditions, resisting nationalism, defending humanism, and arguing against geocentric and anthropocentric views.
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 CNN - Carl Sagan dies at 62 - Dec. 20, 1996
Sagan died of pneumonia at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, where he had a bone-marrow transplant in April 1995, a center spokeswoman said.
Sagan began researching the origins of life in the 1950s and went on to play a leading role in every major U.S. spacecraft expedition to the planets.
Sagan made his mark early with research showing that Venus is scorching hot and Mars is a cold desert.
www.cnn.com /US/9612/20/sagan   (572 words)

  
 Carl Sagan - Who We Are | The Planetary Society
He was a consultant and adviser to NASA beginning in the 1950s, he briefed the Apollo astronauts before their flights to the Moon, and was an experimenter on the Mariner, Viking, Voyager, and Galileo expeditions to the planets.
Carl Sagan, co-founder of The Planetary Society and an inspiration to millions the world over, passed away on December 20, 1996.
Sagan served as Chairman of the Division of Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society, as President of the Planetology Section of the American Geophysical Union, and as Chairman of the Astronomy Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
www.planetary.org /about/founders/carl_sagan.html   (556 words)

  
 The Carl Sagan Foundation
The Carl Sagan Foundation has chosen as its inaugural project, to build The Carl Sagan Discovery Center at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore in New York City.
Carl's forty year campaign for public science of education was rooted in his dream of a wise and just society.
The Carl Sagan Foundation is a non-profit organization with 501c3 status which means that for those of you paying taxes in the U.S., the contribution will be tax deductible.
www.carlsaganfoundation.org /carlsagan2.html   (729 words)

  
 NOVA Online/Kidnapped by UFOs/Carl Sagan
SAGAN: Well, if you look at the advantages in human technology in just the last few hundred years, the Voyager spacecraft on its way to the stars, compared to what we knew in the time of Charlemagne, let's say, that's less than a thousand years.
SAGAN: If I were speaking to a group of abductees, I think the first thing I would do would be to tell them that I'm sure to many of them the pain that is expressed is genuine, that they're not just making this up.
SAGAN: If someone came to me with compelling, bona fide evidence that we're being visited, my reaction would be "Whoopee!" And I'd want to play a role in analyzing the evidence.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/nova/aliens/carlsagan.html   (1977 words)

  
 Carl Sagan
Carl Sagan was renowned for his ability to teach science to the masses.
Carl Sagan was an astronomer, educator and author.
Sagan, the Professor of Astronomy and Space Sciences and director of the Laboratory for Planetary Studies at Cornell University, died at age 62 on Dec. 20, 1996, in Seattle, Wash., after a two-year battle with a bone marrow disease.
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 pot smoker of the month - Dr. Carl Sagan - drugs   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Carl Sagan would have failed miserably with a high content of THC in his urine because he had been a regular pot smoker since the 1960's.
Carl Sagan was not tested for THC and the whole world has profited as a result.
Dr. Sagan served as Chairman of the Division of Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society, as President of the Planetology Section of the American Geophysical Union, and as Chairman of the Astronomy Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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 Carl Sagan - Viquipèdia
Carl Sagan va ser titular de la càtedra de astronomia i ciències de l'espai de la Universitat de Cornell en Estats Units.
Sagan va estudiar l'efecte hivernacle provocat pel diòxid de carboni que elevava les temperatures de Venus.
Sagan va ser un del primers científics a proposar la hipòtesi que Europa, un dels satèl·lits galileians de Júpiter, podria contenir un oceà baix la superfície gelada, suggerint la possibilitat d'un entorn habitable.
ca.wikipedia.org /wiki/Carl_Sagan   (878 words)

  
 NOVA Online | Time Travel | Sagan on Time Travel
Carl Sagan, the astronomer, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, and legendary popularizer of science, gave this interview during the making of "Time Travel." True to form, he discusses arcane aspects of the field—from how you define time to what it might look like inside a wormhole—with flair and a refreshing dash of humor.
Sagan was David Duncan Professor of Astronomy and Space Sciences and director of the Laboratory for Planetary Studies at Cornell University when he died in 1996.
Sagan: I find it marvellous, I mean literally marvellous, full of marvel, that this innocent inquiry in the context of writing a science-fiction novel has sparked a whole field of physics and dozens of scientific papers by some of the best physicists in the world.
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 Carl Sagan
Sagan published over 600 papers, wrote or co-wrote more than 20 books, commentated a mini-series on PBS called Cosmos, which was the most watched television show in history, generating more than 500 million viewers in over 60 countries.
Sagan was the co-founder of The Planetary Society.
Sagan was a man of many achievements and advances, but opening minds and eyes, teaching and discovering; those were his most important traits.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/information/biography/pqrst/sagan_carl.html   (536 words)

  
 Contact: A Eulogy to Carl Sagan
Carl Sagan led the charge both to the public and in the Congressional halls of government funding for space research and particularly SETI, the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence.
Though Carl Sagan spent some of his time combating the UFO crazies, he nevertheless held out a hope that there are civilizations out there waiting to discover us, or us them.
Sagan borrows his excitement from a Christian world view where the heavens declare the glory of God, which should produce a tingle in the spine and a catch in the voice.
www.leaderu.com /orgs/probe/docs/contact.html   (2869 words)

  
 BookPage Nonfiction Review: Carl Sagan Roundup
Thanks to his undeniable scientific credentials and his poetic books and TV specials, Carl Sagan was the foremost science educator of the 20th century.
Sagan slowly admitted his faults to himself, and finally struggled in later years to achieve a more balanced personality.
Along the way, Carl Sagan became a familiar presence who helped the rest of us understand what science was trying to do, and why we should find it exciting.
www.bookpage.com /9910bp/nonfiction/carl_sagan_roundup.html   (757 words)

  
 Carl Sagan Page
Carl Sagan was probably the best salesman science ever had - in the most profound sense of the word.
And in addition, to whatever measure this term has any meaning, science has the additional virtue, and it is not an inconsiderable one, of being true.
In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again.
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 Carl Sagan
Carl Sagan wurde sozusagen mein Mentor in der Astronomie, Kosmologie und Philosophie.
Nachdem der junge Carl ihr klargemacht hatte, dass er Bücher über „richtige Sterne“ suchte, brachte sie ihm ein anderes Buch, nämlich eins über Astronomie.
Carl Sagans Laufbahn als Wissenschaftler war reich an Erfolgen, kaum zu zählen seine Preise und Auszeichnungen, doch zwei der Dinge, die ihm am meisten am Herzen lagen, konnte er nicht erreichen.
www.carl-sagan-sternwarte.de /carl_sagan.htm   (744 words)

  
 The Carl Sagan Foundation
The Carl Sagan Foundation is a non-profit entity established to continue the planet-wide campaign of public science education that was so brilliantly conducted by its namesake throughout his career.
The inaugural project of The Carl Sagan Foundation is The Carl Sagan Discovery Center at The Childres's Hospital at Montefiore, Bronx, New York.
The Carl Sagan Discovery Center will be a vital staging ground to advance the concept of family centered care at Montefiore, by empowering the young patients and their families with knowledge not only about their own health, but of the world and the universe around them.
www.carlsaganfoundation.org   (307 words)

  
 Carl Sagan's Religion of Science
Sagan considers religion to be sociological in origin; it is a construct created to bridge the gaps in our understanding of our world and ourselves.
First, Sagan speaks at length of how religion may be an "attempt to make contact with the earliest and most profound experience of our lives", the birth experience.
Sagan, on the other hand, feels that a worthwhile myth is better when it is based on an external knowable reality.
www.detwiler.us /sagan.html   (2530 words)

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