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Manuscript/Mixed Material Advocating science and hope : draft essay

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  • Advocating science and hope : draft essay


  • Sagan, Carl (Author)

Created / Published

  • 1994


  • -  Sagan, Carl
  • -  Outer space--Exploration
  • -  Science--Study and teaching
  • -  Astronomy--Study and teaching
  • -  Childhood and youth
  • -  Stars
  • -  Manuscripts


  • Manuscripts


  • -  A draft of an essay written for the Washington Post Book World. The final version was titled "With science on our side." In the essay, Sagan traces his desire to become a scientist back to elementary school, noting that the "crystallizing moment came when I first caught on that the stars are mighty suns." He also mentions his excitement about the prospect of exploring other worlds.


  • Dimensions in inches: 11 x 8 1/2

Source Collection

  • The Seth MacFarlane Collection of the Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan Archive


  • Manuscript Division

Online Format

  • online text
  • pdf
  • image

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Sagan, Carl. Advocating Science and Hope: Draft Essay. 1994. Manuscript/Mixed Material.

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Sagan, C. (1994) Advocating Science and Hope: Draft Essay. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Sagan, Carl. Advocating Science and Hope: Draft Essay. 1994. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.