|Birth Day||November 9, 1934|
|Birth Place||Brooklyn, NY|
|Age||86 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||Dec 20, 1996 (age 62)|
Astronomer whose love of space inspired readers and TV viewers to look to the stars. He is best known for co-writing and narrating the award-winning 1980 television series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage.
He grew up with a strong Desire to learn and was fascinated by dinosaurs and stars as a boy.
He wrote the novel Contact, which was adapted into a film in 1997 with Matthew McConaughey, James Woods, and Jodie Foster.
He married his third wife, Ann Druyan, in 1981.
Neil deGrasse Tyson hosted 2014's Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, a follow-up to Sagan's Cosmos.