Carl Sagan Book Report

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My famous scientist is Carl Edward Sagan. He was born in Brooklyn, New York City, NY on November 9, 1934. Carl would graduated from high school in 1951. He continued on and graduated from University of Chicago and acquired three science degrees. In 1955 he graduated with a BA in physics, and took his masters a year later. Four years later he moved to the University of California after he gained his PhD in astronomy and astrophysics as a fellow in astronomy. There he would help a team develop an infrared radiometer for NASA’s Mariner 2 robotic probe. Carl Sagan would die on December 20, 1996 at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington. He was 62 years old. Carl Sagan would have 3 different wifes and and 5 children. Lynn…show more content…
It is ranked number 7 on the 1985 United States bestsellers list. Sagan decide to convert the stalled film into a novel. The film was finally released in 1997. Carl Sagan won the Locus Award for Best First Novel in 1986 for this book. Another book that Carl Sagan wrote is “Comet”. It was published in 1985. It wasn’t just published by Carl. It was also published by Ann Druyan. The authors describe the scientific nature of comets, as their varying roles and perceptions throughout history. Carl Sagan also wrote ‘’The Dragon of Eden’’. Carl Sagan combined the fields of of anthropology, evolutionary biology, psychology, and computer science. He did that so he could give a perspective on how human intelligence may have been involved. Carl Sagan won 13 different awards and honors. He got the Apollo Achievement Award, the NASA distinguished Public Service Medal, another award he got was the Humanist of the Year in 1981. He won the Klumpke-Roberts Award and then he won the Hugo Award two times. He won The Hugo awards for having the Best Dramatic Presentation and for having the Best Related Non-Fiction Book. In 2009 he was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame. On November 10, 2011 he was named the honorary member of the Demosthenian Literary Society. He won the NASA Exceptional Achievement
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