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I don't really remember astronomy before Carl Sagan, nor Sagan before astronomy.  They were always one and the same to me.  I fell in love with astronomy in the second grade, around the same time that Cosmos  was released on PBS.  I almost met him once, in 1994; he was about five feet away at a black-tie dinner for a Planetary Society function in Washington, DC, an event celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Apollo moon landings, and also the crash of Shoemaker-Levy 9 into Jupiter.  Few people intimidate me, but my hero worship was--is--really quite intense.  And then two years later he was dead, dying the same day I mailed my applications for linguistics.  I cried for hours and hours.  It felt like I had betrayed him.  I should have come to my senses then, but it would take another 10 years to come back to what I love most: astronomy.

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Cornell University

Carl Sagan obituary from CNN

Some Interesting Carl Sagan Sites

The summer of Sagan

The Planetary Society

This site is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Carl Sagan

In Honor of Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan (UMich)

The Legacy of Carl Sagan (CNN)

Carl Sagan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Agence Science Press Tribute Page - this one's in French

More humour at Carl Sagan's expense

Carl Sagan's bios, a review?

JPL - Carl Sagan

The Carl Sagan Chair at SETI

Sagan as jargon

Carl Sagan Lives On

 

 

 

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