SHOWMAN OF SCIENCE: CARL SAGAN PUBLISHED MORE THAN 600 SCIENTIFIC PAPERS AND ARTICLES, AND WAS AUTHOR, CO-AUTHOR, OR EDITOR OF MORE THAN 20 BOOKS. AT THE DATE OF THIS TIME COVER STORY HE WAS THE NARRATOR AND CO-WRITER OF THE AWARD WINNING 1980 TELEVISION SERIES COSMOS: A PERSONAL VOYAGE.
CARL SAGAN (1934-96) SIGNED TIME MAGAZINE COVER PHOTO, “Carl Sagan”, October 20, 1980, featuring a full length portrait of him standing on the shore of the ocean knee deep in water and stars, by the American astronomer, planetary scientist, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, Pulitzer Prize winning author, and science communicator. He advocated scientific skeptical inquiry and the scientific method, pioneered exobiology and promoted the search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence. This stunning hand-signed Time magazine cover is in fine condition with staple holes upper left, folds, a tiny “13” written in unknown hand at upper edge.