• Blog-a-thon Post Style

    Joel Achenbach has blog-a-thon post in his Washington Post blog today. Check it out, it also links to a post he did on Sagan earlier this year. Here’s what he posted today – his Style Section excerpt from December ’96. Carl Sagan warmed the universe. His cosmos was not cold and dark and impenetrable. He [...]

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  • NY Times Obit

    From the New York Times obituary, by William Dicke, first published on December 21st, 1996: A persistent theme in his work was one practically guaranteed to capture public interest: the possibility that life exists elsewhere in the universe. He became an expert on the subject at a time when it was considered highly speculative, and [...]

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  • Carl Sagan Died Today.

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  • Sagan on Rose.

    Carl Sagan was a repeat guest on the Charlie Rose show. Together these two great communicators casually discussed Sagan’s life, work, and the status of science in America. Fortunately, two interviews from the last two years of Sagan’s life are available to watch on Video.Google. Or, if you prefer, you can check out the audio [...]

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  • A Year Science

    In annual tradition, the Editors at Scientific American publish an article at the end of each year summarizing that year’s scientific developments. ‘The Year in Science’ published on December 20, 1997 starts off with the death of Carl Sagan but quickly moves to focus on his impact on science. To quote: The year 1997 began [...]

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  • A Candle Goes Out.

    Carl Sagan, Astronomer, Author, Skeptic and Teacher died December 20th, 1996 of pneumonia. He was 62 years old. In his life Carl Sagan has published research on the atmosphere of Venus, the dust storms of Mars, nuclear winter and extraterrestrial intelligence. He has also written a dozen popular books and countless articles on science which [...]

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