We succeeded in taking that picture [ from deep space] if you look at it you see a dot. Download carl sagan contact. During a public lecture at Cornell University in 1994 Carl Sagan presented the image to the audience shared his reflections on the deeper meaning behind the idea of the Pale Blue Dot:.
In December, 1999, a multinational team journeys out to the stars, to the most awesome encounter in human history. Who - - or what - - is out there?
Early life and education.
Carl Sagan was born in Brooklyn, New York. His father, Samuel Sagan, was an immigrant garment worker from Kamianets- Podilskyi, then in the Russian Empire, in today' s Ukraine.
His mother, Rachel Molly Gruber, was a housewife from New. Carl Sagan, Writer: Contact. Astronomer, educator and author Carl Sagan was perhaps the world' s greatest popularizer of science, reaching millions of people through newspapers, magazines and television broadcasts.
In fact, the thickness of the Earth' s atmosphere, compared with the size of the Earth, is in about the same ratio as the thickness of a coat of shellac on a schoolroom globe is to the diameter of the globe. Take an out- of- this- world visit along the Sagan Planet Walk! This 1, 200 meters long ( 3/ 4- mile), 1: 5 billion, scale model of our solar system was built by the Sciencenter in 1997 as a memorial to Ithaca resident and astronomer Carl Sagan.