Carl Sagan (1934-1996) was an Americancosmologist and author from New York. He is most famous for his books Pale Blue Dot, Cosmos and Contact. His public television series, Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, was the most popular series in public television history at the time of its broadcast. It remains the most watched public access series in history
Dusty Smith references him sometimes, and has even made a video on him before, calling him "The Snoop Dogg of Science", due to all the pan he smoked.