Topic - Carl Sagan

Subscribe to this topic via RSS or ATOM
Related Stories
  • Citizens must take command of their right to know

    Carl Sagan was best known, and appropriately so, as a planetary scientist with a gift for explaining the workings of the universe to those of us who are nonscientists. In his book, "The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark," he proved he knows us very well:

  • This photo released by Fox shows Neil deGrasse Tyson, the astrophysicist who hosts the television show, "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey," premiering Sunday, March 9, 2014, 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT on Fox and simultaneously across multiple U.S. Fox networks. The series will explore how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time.  (AP Photo/Fox, Patrick Eccelsine)

    'Cosmos' is back with new host for new generation

    Astronomer Carl Sagan become Mr. Science for a generation after his 1980 series, "Cosmos," took audiences on a groundbreaking TV journey through the universe.

  • Seth MacFarlane, TV's "Family Guy" creator, has funded the collection and organization of the work of Carl Sagan for donation to the Library of Congress. (Associated Press)

    Library of Congress gets Sagan papers

    It's not "billions and billions." It's more like 800 boxes worth. That is the sum total of the personal and scientific papers of one Carl Sagan, acquired Wednesday by the Library of Congress.

  • The Washington Times

    BETHELL: Why humans are unique

    Almost daily there are new reports of distant planets. They may outnumber the 100 billion stars in our galaxy. What we're look- ing for, of course, is ex- traterrestrial intelligence, not just orbiting rocks. But nothing has been found. The silence in outer space "is maddening," Charles Krauthammer has written. It "makes no sense."

  • Fox plans to bring back 'Cosmos' science series

    The Fox network is bringing back Carl Sagan's universe-spanning docu-series "Cosmos," and "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane is on board for the ride.

More Stories →

Quotations
  • "I'm glad you're there and I wish I was with you," Mr. Sagan said in a recording made for the mission before his 1996 death.

    Around the Nation →

  • The Pulitzer Prize-winning author, scientist, TV personality and space aficionado will have his letters, idea files, handwritten notebooks, report cards and other ephemera become a permanent part of a very vast collection — appropriate for a man whose trademark phrase was "billions and billions" whenever he described the stars of the universe.

    Library of Congress gets Sagan papers →

Happening Now