Awards & Winners

Carl Sagan

Date of Birth 09-November-1934
Place of Birth Brooklyn
(United States of America, New York City, New York, New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Carl Edward Sagan, carl_sagan, Dr. Carl Sagan, Карл Едвард Саган, К. Саган, Carl Edward Sagan, Carl Edward Sagan, Dr. Carl Sagan, Carl Sagan, Karlas Edvardas Saganas
Profession Astronomer, Planetary scientist, Astrobiologist, Scientist, Science writer, Physicist, Novelist, Writer, Author, Professor, Cosmologist, Astrophysicist, Screenwriter, Voice Actor
  • A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.
  • A religion old or new, that stressed the magnificence of the universe as revealed by modern science, might be able to draw forth reserves of reverence and awe hardly tapped by the conventional faiths.
  • We're made of star stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.
  • No such thing as a stupid question
Carl Edward Sagan was an American astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, science popularizer and science communicator in astronomy and natural sciences. His contributions were central to the discovery of the high surface temperatures of Venus. However, he is best known for his contributions to the scientific research of extraterrestrial life, including experimental demonstration of the production of amino acids from basic chemicals by radiation. Sagan assembled the first physical messages that were sent into space: the Pioneer plaque and the Voyager Golden Record, universal messages that could potentially be understood by any extraterrestrial intelligence that might find them. He published more than 600 scientific papers and articles and was author, co-author or editor of more than 20 books. Sagan is known for many of his popular science books, such as The Dragons of Eden, Broca's Brain and Pale Blue Dot, and for the award-winning 1980 television series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, which he narrated and co-wrote. The most widely watched series in the history of American public television, Cosmos has been seen by at least 500 million people across 60 different countries. The book Cosmos was published to accompany the series. He also wrote the science fiction novel Contact, the basis for a 1997 film of the same name.

Awards by Carl Sagan

Check all the awards nominated and won by Carl Sagan.


Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation
Honored for : Contact

Nominations 1998 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation Contact


Locus Award for Best First Novel
Honored for : Contact

Nominations 1986 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Locus Award for Best First Novel Contact
Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel Contact


Hugo Award for Best Related Work
Honored for : Cosmos

Nominations 1981 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Hugo Award for Best Related Work Cosmos
Locus Award for Best Non-Fiction Cosmos
Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation Cosmos: A Personal Voyage
National Book Award for Science (Hardcover) Cosmos
National Book Award for Science (Paperback) Broca's Brain: Reflections on the Romance of Science


Peabody Award
Honored for : Cosmos: A Personal Voyage


Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction
Honored for : The Dragons of Eden


John W. Campbell Memorial Award: Special Non-Fiction Award
Honored for : Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective
Klumpke-Roberts Award