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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  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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Other Works:

Pulitzer prize winning author. Author of more than 20 books. 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


5' 11" (1.8 m)


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


Sasha Sagan

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Personal Quote:

[Cosmos, PBS TV, 21 December 1980] We are one planet. See more »


Five children: Dorion Sagan and Jeremy Sagan from his first marriage, Nick Sagan from his second marriage, and Sasha Sagan and Sam Sagan from his third marriage. See more »


He mostly wore turtlenecks with suit coats.

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