On this day in 1934 – November 9th – American astronomer Carl Sagan was born in Brooklyn, New York.

Sagan was also noted as a science writer and communicator, and is still remembered for his television series Cosmos. In 2009 Carl Sagan Day was initiated as an annual celebration of astronomy and of Sagan's ideals.

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