Happy Birthday to Carl, who would have been 80 years old today.
Born November 9, 1934 in Brooklyn, New York, US, Carl Edward Sagan was responsible for introducing billions and billions of people to the Cosmos. He was a noted American astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, science popularizer, and science communicator in astronomy.
He is first African American director of the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium, in New York City. Tyson is also a researcher, a professor of astrophysics at Princeton University, and a general-interest science columnist.