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[Three maps of the cosmological systems of Ptolemy, Copernicus, and Brahe].

[Three maps of the cosmological systems of Ptolemy, Copernicus, and Br...

Title supplied by cataloger. Includes text. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy assembled from three separate maps, trimmed and mounted on sheet. LC copy imperfect... More

[Collection of nine images including astronomical instruments, celestial charts, and a world map].

[Collection of nine images including astronomical instruments, celesti...

Title devised by cataloger. English, French and Latin. James Ferguson article from Gent. Mag. March 1769. Nine printed images and two panels of printed text mounted on paper within hand drawn frames colored yel... More

[An illustration of the Ptolemaic concept of the universe showing the earth in the center]

[An illustration of the Ptolemaic concept of the universe showing the ...

Woodcut from Jan Glogowczyk's Introductarium copendiosum in Tractatu...Cracow, 1513. Reference copy may be available in LOT 7007. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracin... More

Gran tavola cosmografica contenente le rotazioni annuali terresti corrispondenti al sole : veduta dai poli per meglio far conoscere l'alternativa delle ombre e della luce : con sue refrazioni, posizione della luna relativamente alla terra, sue riflessioni, e sue maree : con scale indicanti a ciascun paese la durata del giorno & della totte per ogni latitudine : altra nuova scala sinottica dimostrante la declinazione e ascensione retta del sole in ogni giorno dell'anno /

Gran tavola cosmografica contenente le rotazioni annuali terresti corr...

Includes text, four hemispherical views of the Earth showing night and day and different times and latitudes, and colored illustrations. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image... More

The sounds of Earth - coin, public domain photograph

The sounds of Earth - coin, public domain photograph

A gold-plated copper disc that contains sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth. Includes 115 images, a variety of natural sounds, 90-minutes of musical selections from ... More

De magnis [con]iunctionibus anno[rum] reuolutio[n]ibus ...

De magnis [con]iunctionibus anno[rum] reuolutio[n]ibus ...

Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. First edition, Augusburg, 1489. Essentially a translation by Joannes Hispalensis of the Kitāb aḥkām sinī al-mawālīd (Book of revolutions... More

Systema mundi Tychonicum : secundum celeberrimorum astronomorum Tychonis de Brahe et Io. Baptistae Riccioli S.I. hypotheses concinnatum /

Systema mundi Tychonicum : secundum celeberrimorum astronomorum Tychon...

Appears in his Grosser Atlas uber die gantze Welt. Nurnberg, 1716. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy imperfect: Discoloration along fold line. Bottom edge and ce... More

Atlas designed to illustrate Burritt's Geography of the heavens ... /

Atlas designed to illustrate Burritt's Geography of the heavens ... /

Cover title. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

Scoperte fatte nella luna dal Sigr. Herschell

Scoperte fatte nella luna dal Sigr. Herschell

Print shows illustration relating to the Great Moon Hoax with a human-bat creature, two other supernatural creatures, and a lunar landscape. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Prints and Drawings. Accession b... More

Sagan's notebook, 1969 - Public domain document scan

Sagan's notebook, 1969 - Public domain document scan

From November 24th, 1969 to January 12th 1970 Carl Sagan kept this running journal of his thoughts. It begins, "A little past my 35th birthday I thought it might be nice to set down systematically some ideas, m... More

Sidereus nuncius - Public domain book scan / engraving

Sidereus nuncius - Public domain book scan / engraving

Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Signatures: A-C⁴ D⁶ E-G⁴. Contains both woodcut and engraved illustrations; moon illustrations from Galileo's own drawings. Vendor: Jonathan A. Hill.

Le Proprietaire en francoys. - Rare book, public domain, Library of Congress scan

Le Proprietaire en francoys. - Rare book, public domain, Library of Co...

"... Des p[ro]prietes des choses fut tra[n]slate de latin en fra[n]coys lay de grace Mil.CCCC.lxxij [sic, i.e. 1372] par le co[m]ma[n]deme[n]t de tres puissant et noble prince Charles le quint ... Et le traslat... More

Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica.

Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica.

Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Signatures: [A]-Z⁴, (H₂ lettered G₂), Aa-Zz⁴, ***⁴, Aaa-Ooo⁴. The second and third books were apparently printed by different printers as indi... More

Collection of Carl Sagan's notes

Collection of Carl Sagan's notes

A folder of loose notes from Carl Sagan. They include notes on planetary temperatures, the clouds of Venus, and spectroscopy.

Buch der Natur., Augsburg, Bavaria

Buch der Natur., Augsburg, Bavaria

A free translation and adaptation of Thomas de Cantimpré's De natura rerum. Cf. G. Ehrismann's Geschichte der deutschen Literatur bis zum Ausgang des Mittelalters, 2. T., Schlussband (München, 1935), p. 646. ... More

Buch der Natur., Augsburg, Bavaria

Buch der Natur., Augsburg, Bavaria

A free translation and adaptation of Thomas de Cantimpré's De natura rerum. Cf. G. Ehrismann's Geschichte der deutschen Literatur bis zum Ausgang des Mittelalters, 2. T., Schlussband (München, 1935), p. 646. ... More

Planisphaerivm Aratevm sive Compages Orbivm Mvndanorvm ex hypothesi Aratea in plano expressa.

Planisphaerivm Aratevm sive Compages Orbivm Mvndanorvm ex hypothesi Ar...

Appears in Andreas Cellarius' Harmonia macrocosmica. Amstelodami : Apud Gerardum Valk & Petrum Schenk, 1708. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy accompanied by pho... More

Istoria e dimostrazioni intorno alle macchie solari e loro accidenti comprese in tre lettere

Istoria e dimostrazioni intorno alle macchie solari e loro accidenti c...

Edited by Angelo de Filiis. Includes four letters from Weiser to Galilei. Library of Congress. Lessing J. Rosenwald collection, 1340 Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. LAC ecr 2... More

The demon-haunted world: science as a candle in the dark : draft

The demon-haunted world: science as a candle in the dark : draft

A full draft of Carl Sagan's book, The demon-haunted world: science as a candle in the dark, published in 1995. Intended for a general audience, the book focuses on distinguishing science from pseudoscience, fo... More

[Comic scene involving balloons and people surveying the Moon]

[Comic scene involving balloons and people surveying the Moon]

Print shows illustration relating to the Great Moon Hoax with people spying on human-bat creatures on the Moon as other people are transported between Earth and the Moon by way of a balloon basket. Landauer Co... More

De magnis [con]iunctionibus anno[rum] reuolutio[n]ibus ...

De magnis [con]iunctionibus anno[rum] reuolutio[n]ibus ...

Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. First edition, Augusburg, 1489. Essentially a translation by Joannes Hispalensis of the Kitāb aḥkām sinī al-mawālīd (Book of revolutions... More

Discovery of a world in the moone.

Discovery of a world in the moone.

Error in paging: 207-208 repeated. Signatures: A⁴ B-O⁸ P⁴. STC (2nd ed.) 25640.5 LC copy has inscription: C. Townson. Special Files Project; vb32 01-11-2008 LAC ecr 2018-10-30 update (2 cards) LC Review of LAC ... More

Direct contact among galactic civilizations by relativistic interstellar spaceflight : draft

Direct contact among galactic civilizations by relativistic interstell...

A draft of Sagan's paper, "Direct contact among galactic civilizations by relativistic interstellar spaceflight." The paper explores models for the distribution of technical civilizations in the galaxy. Using F... More

Letter from Neil Tyson - Public domain document scan

Letter from Neil Tyson - Public domain document scan

Neil deGrasse Tyson writes to thank Carl Sagan for his suggestions for two literary agents he could contact regarding his book tentatively titled Merlin's tour of the universe, published in 1989.

Le Proprietaire en francoys. - Rare book, public domain, Library of Congress scan

Le Proprietaire en francoys. - Rare book, public domain, Library of Co...

"... Des p[ro]prietes des choses fut tra[n]slate de latin en fra[n]coys lay de grace Mil.CCCC.lxxij [sic, i.e. 1372] par le co[m]ma[n]deme[n]t de tres puissant et noble prince Charles le quint ... Et le traslat... More

Le Proprietaire en francoys. - Rare book, public domain, Library of Congress scan

Le Proprietaire en francoys. - Rare book, public domain, Library of Co...

"... Des p[ro]prietes des choses fut tra[n]slate de latin en fra[n]coys lay de grace Mil.CCCC.lxxij [sic, i.e. 1372] par le co[m]ma[n]deme[n]t de tres puissant et noble prince Charles le quint ... Et le traslat... More

Le Proprietaire en francoys. - Rare book, public domain, Library of Congress scan

Le Proprietaire en francoys. - Rare book, public domain, Library of Co...

"... Des p[ro]prietes des choses fut tra[n]slate de latin en fra[n]coys lay de grace Mil.CCCC.lxxij [sic, i.e. 1372] par le co[m]ma[n]deme[n]t de tres puissant et noble prince Charles le quint ... Et le traslat... More

Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica.

Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica.

Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Signatures: [A]-Z⁴, (H₂ lettered G₂), Aa-Zz⁴, ***⁴, Aaa-Ooo⁴. The second and third books were apparently printed by different printers as indi... More

Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica.

Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica.

Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Signatures: [A]-Z⁴, (H₂ lettered G₂), Aa-Zz⁴, ***⁴, Aaa-Ooo⁴. The second and third books were apparently printed by different printers as indi... More

Collection of Carl Sagan's notes

Collection of Carl Sagan's notes

A folder of loose notes from Carl Sagan. They include notes on planetary temperatures, the clouds of Venus, and spectroscopy.

Collection of Carl Sagan's notes

Collection of Carl Sagan's notes

A folder of loose notes from Carl Sagan. They include notes on planetary temperatures, the clouds of Venus, and spectroscopy.

[Cosmographical chart], 16th century

[Cosmographical chart], 16th century

No ref. copy. Illus. in: Petrus Apianus, Cosmogra...1524. This record contains unverified data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Cosmography; Pub. Ind.

The demon-haunted world: science as a candle in the dark : draft

The demon-haunted world: science as a candle in the dark : draft

A full draft of Carl Sagan's book, The demon-haunted world: science as a candle in the dark, published in 1995. Intended for a general audience, the book focuses on distinguishing science from pseudoscience, fo... More

De magnis [con]iunctionibus anno[rum] reuolutio[n]ibus ...

De magnis [con]iunctionibus anno[rum] reuolutio[n]ibus ...

Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. First edition, Augusburg, 1489. Essentially a translation by Joannes Hispalensis of the Kitāb aḥkām sinī al-mawālīd (Book of revolutions... More

Sagan with Viking lander model. NASA public domain image colelction.

Sagan with Viking lander model. NASA public domain image colelction.

Photograph of Carl Sagan standing next to a model of the Viking lander in Death Valley, California.

Discovery of a world in the moone.

Discovery of a world in the moone.

Error in paging: 207-208 repeated. Signatures: A⁴ B-O⁸ P⁴. STC (2nd ed.) 25640.5 LC copy has inscription: C. Townson. Special Files Project; vb32 01-11-2008 LAC ecr 2018-10-30 update (2 cards) LC Review of LAC ... More

Nouicijs adolesce[n]tib[us] ad astronomica[m] remp. capessenda[m]

Nouicijs adolesce[n]tib[us] ad astronomica[m] remp. capessenda[m]

Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Caption title (printed in red). Imprint from colophon (place from Goff). The col. ill. are printed with blocks inked yellow or green; one ill.... More

Nouicijs adolesce[n]tib[us] ad astronomica[m] remp. capessenda[m]

Nouicijs adolesce[n]tib[us] ad astronomica[m] remp. capessenda[m]

Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Caption title (printed in red). Imprint from colophon (place from Goff). The col. ill. are printed with blocks inked yellow or green; one ill.... More

The prospects for life on Mars: A post Mariner 9 assessment : draft

The prospects for life on Mars: A post Mariner 9 assessment : draft

In this paper, Sagan reflects on the prospect of finding life on Mars in the wake of the Mariner 9 NASA mission. It reviews historical ideas of evidence for life on Mars and offers suggestions for what future m... More

Sidereus nuncius - Public domain book scan / engraving

Sidereus nuncius - Public domain book scan / engraving

Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Signatures: A-C⁴ D⁶ E-G⁴. Contains both woodcut and engraved illustrations; moon illustrations from Galileo's own drawings. Vendor: Jonathan A. Hill.

Le Proprietaire en francoys. - Rare book, public domain, Library of Congress scan

Le Proprietaire en francoys. - Rare book, public domain, Library of Co...

"... Des p[ro]prietes des choses fut tra[n]slate de latin en fra[n]coys lay de grace Mil.CCCC.lxxij [sic, i.e. 1372] par le co[m]ma[n]deme[n]t de tres puissant et noble prince Charles le quint ... Et le traslat... More

Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica.

Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica.

Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Signatures: [A]-Z⁴, (H₂ lettered G₂), Aa-Zz⁴, ***⁴, Aaa-Ooo⁴. The second and third books were apparently printed by different printers as indi... More

Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica.

Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica.

Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Signatures: [A]-Z⁴, (H₂ lettered G₂), Aa-Zz⁴, ***⁴, Aaa-Ooo⁴. The second and third books were apparently printed by different printers as indi... More

Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica.

Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica.

Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Signatures: [A]-Z⁴, (H₂ lettered G₂), Aa-Zz⁴, ***⁴, Aaa-Ooo⁴. The second and third books were apparently printed by different printers as indi... More

Buch der Natur., Augsburg, Bavaria

Buch der Natur., Augsburg, Bavaria

A free translation and adaptation of Thomas de Cantimpré's De natura rerum. Cf. G. Ehrismann's Geschichte der deutschen Literatur bis zum Ausgang des Mittelalters, 2. T., Schlussband (München, 1935), p. 646. ... More

Buch der Natur., Augsburg, Bavaria

Buch der Natur., Augsburg, Bavaria

A free translation and adaptation of Thomas de Cantimpré's De natura rerum. Cf. G. Ehrismann's Geschichte der deutschen Literatur bis zum Ausgang des Mittelalters, 2. T., Schlussband (München, 1935), p. 646. ... More

A scheme of the Solar system with the orbits of the planets and comets belonging thereto /

A scheme of the Solar system with the orbits of the planets and comets...

Includes text. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy stamped in blue ink in lower left margin: 82A. LC copy imperfect: Darkened, use-worn, losses along edges, mounte... More

[Phase of the moon taken March 1851]

[Phase of the moon taken March 1851]

"Crystalotype" or salted paper print from a daguerreotype of the moon taken and printed by John A. Whipple. Illus. in: The photographic art-journal. New York : W.B. Smith, 1853, v. 6, no. 1 (July), frontispiec... More

Letter of recommendation for David Grinspoon, to Dr. Alex Woronow

Letter of recommendation for David Grinspoon, to Dr. Alex Woronow

Carl Sagan recommends David Grinspoon for the graduate program in planetary sciences at the University of Arizona. Sagan reflects on Grinspoon's work as an assistant to the Voyager Imaging Team.

The Things that Live on Mars

The Things that Live on Mars

From "The Cosmopolitan", Vol. 64 Issue 4

Draft of Harold Clayton Urey obituary for Icarus

Draft of Harold Clayton Urey obituary for Icarus

Draft of obituary written by Sagan for one of his mentor's Harold Clayton Urey. Sagan discusses Urey's contributions to the field of planetary science and recounts how he met Urey while he was a student at the ... More

De magnis [con]iunctionibus anno[rum] reuolutio[n]ibus ...

De magnis [con]iunctionibus anno[rum] reuolutio[n]ibus ...

Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. First edition, Augusburg, 1489. Essentially a translation by Joannes Hispalensis of the Kitāb aḥkām sinī al-mawālīd (Book of revolutions... More

Discovery of a world in the moone.

Discovery of a world in the moone.

Error in paging: 207-208 repeated. Signatures: A⁴ B-O⁸ P⁴. STC (2nd ed.) 25640.5 LC copy has inscription: C. Townson. Special Files Project; vb32 01-11-2008 LAC ecr 2018-10-30 update (2 cards) LC Review of LAC ... More

Nouicijs adolesce[n]tib[us] ad astronomica[m] remp. capessenda[m]

Nouicijs adolesce[n]tib[us] ad astronomica[m] remp. capessenda[m]

Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Caption title (printed in red). Imprint from colophon (place from Goff). The col. ill. are printed with blocks inked yellow or green; one ill.... More

Direct contact among galactic civilizations by relativistic interstellar spaceflight : draft

Direct contact among galactic civilizations by relativistic interstell...

A draft of Sagan's paper, "Direct contact among galactic civilizations by relativistic interstellar spaceflight." The paper explores models for the distribution of technical civilizations in the galaxy. Using F... More

Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica.

Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica.

Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Signatures: [A]-Z⁴, (H₂ lettered G₂), Aa-Zz⁴, ***⁴, Aaa-Ooo⁴. The second and third books were apparently printed by different printers as indi... More

Buch der Natur., Augsburg, Bavaria

Buch der Natur., Augsburg, Bavaria

A free translation and adaptation of Thomas de Cantimpré's De natura rerum. Cf. G. Ehrismann's Geschichte der deutschen Literatur bis zum Ausgang des Mittelalters, 2. T., Schlussband (München, 1935), p. 646. ... More

A scheme of the Solar system with the orbits of the planets and comets belonging thereto /

A scheme of the Solar system with the orbits of the planets and comets...

Includes text. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy annotated in ink on verso: Whiston's Solar System.

[The Earth with the Milky Way and moon]

[The Earth with the Milky Way and moon]

Title devised by cataloger. (DLC/PP-1934:0056). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: "The Future of the Earth" by Maurice Maeterlinck, Cosmopolitan, 64:41 (Mar. 1... More

Birthday letter to Chuck Berry - Public domain document scan

Birthday letter to Chuck Berry - Public domain document scan

Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan wish Chuck Berry a happy 60th birthday. They note that his music "will live forever" because his performance of "Johnny B. Goode" are included on the Voyager interstellar records attac... More

[Comic scene involving balloons and people surveying the Moon]

[Comic scene involving balloons and people surveying the Moon]

Print shows illustration relating to the Great Moon Hoax with people spying on human-bat creatures on the Moon as other people are transported between Earth and the Moon by way of a balloon basket. Landauer Co... More

De magnis [con]iunctionibus anno[rum] reuolutio[n]ibus ...

De magnis [con]iunctionibus anno[rum] reuolutio[n]ibus ...

Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. First edition, Augusburg, 1489. Essentially a translation by Joannes Hispalensis of the Kitāb aḥkām sinī al-mawālīd (Book of revolutions... More

Venus surface temperatures : draft : notebook

Venus surface temperatures : draft : notebook

Handwritten draft of a paper on the surface temperatures of Venus written in a notebook. Three primary sections focus on heat conduction in a semi infinite solid, the thermal properties of matter, and plane ele... More

Sagan's notebook, 1969 - Public domain document scan

Sagan's notebook, 1969 - Public domain document scan

From November 24th, 1969 to January 12th 1970 Carl Sagan kept this running journal of his thoughts. It begins, "A little past my 35th birthday I thought it might be nice to set down systematically some ideas, m... More

Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica.

Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica.

Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Signatures: [A]-Z⁴, (H₂ lettered G₂), Aa-Zz⁴, ***⁴, Aaa-Ooo⁴. The second and third books were apparently printed by different printers as indi... More

Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica.

Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica.

Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Signatures: [A]-Z⁴, (H₂ lettered G₂), Aa-Zz⁴, ***⁴, Aaa-Ooo⁴. The second and third books were apparently printed by different printers as indi... More

Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica.

Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica.

Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Signatures: [A]-Z⁴, (H₂ lettered G₂), Aa-Zz⁴, ***⁴, Aaa-Ooo⁴. The second and third books were apparently printed by different printers as indi... More

Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica.

Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica.

Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Signatures: [A]-Z⁴, (H₂ lettered G₂), Aa-Zz⁴, ***⁴, Aaa-Ooo⁴. The second and third books were apparently printed by different printers as indi... More

Buch der Natur., Augsburg, Bavaria

Buch der Natur., Augsburg, Bavaria

A free translation and adaptation of Thomas de Cantimpré's De natura rerum. Cf. G. Ehrismann's Geschichte der deutschen Literatur bis zum Ausgang des Mittelalters, 2. T., Schlussband (München, 1935), p. 646. ... More

[Crowned Greek astronomer Ptolemy and his Renaissance translator Regiomontanus, seated beneath an armillary sphere and surrounded by decorated border]

[Crowned Greek astronomer Ptolemy and his Renaissance translator Regio...

Frontspiece in: Epytoma in Almagestum / Regiomontus. Venice : J. Hammam, 1496. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 29.

La sphere artificielle ou armilaire oblique : elevée sur l'horizon a la latitude de Paris  /

La sphere artificielle ou armilaire oblique : elevée sur l'horizon a l...

Includes diagrams of the Copernican, Brahean, Cartesian, and Ptolemaic systems, maps of the Sun and Moon, Venus, Mercury, Mars and Jupiter, and two diagrams showing the Earth's parallels. Available also through... More

A celestial planisphere, or map of the heavens /

A celestial planisphere, or map of the heavens /

"Entered according to Act of Congress Septr. 1st. 1835 by F.J. Huntington of the State of Connecticut." "Pl. VIII." Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy imperfect: ... More

A plan or map of the Solar System projected for schools & academies /

A plan or map of the Solar System projected for schools & academies /

"Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1846, by Hall Colby, in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the United States for the Northern District of New York." Available also through the Library ... More

[Galileo offering his telescope to three women (possibly Urania and attendants) seated on a throne; he is pointing toward the sky where some of his astronomical discoveries are depicted]

[Galileo offering his telescope to three women (possibly Urania and at...

Illus. in: Opere di Galileo Galilei .... Bologna : Per gli hh del Dozza, 1655-56 [v.1, 1656] Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C.... More

De magnis [con]iunctionibus anno[rum] reuolutio[n]ibus ...

De magnis [con]iunctionibus anno[rum] reuolutio[n]ibus ...

Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. First edition, Augusburg, 1489. Essentially a translation by Joannes Hispalensis of the Kitāb aḥkām sinī al-mawālīd (Book of revolutions... More

De magnis [con]iunctionibus anno[rum] reuolutio[n]ibus ...

De magnis [con]iunctionibus anno[rum] reuolutio[n]ibus ...

Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. First edition, Augusburg, 1489. Essentially a translation by Joannes Hispalensis of the Kitāb aḥkām sinī al-mawālīd (Book of revolutions... More

De magnis [con]iunctionibus anno[rum] reuolutio[n]ibus ...

De magnis [con]iunctionibus anno[rum] reuolutio[n]ibus ...

Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. First edition, Augusburg, 1489. Essentially a translation by Joannes Hispalensis of the Kitāb aḥkām sinī al-mawālīd (Book of revolutions... More

In praise of Arthur C. Clarke : revised draft of essay

In praise of Arthur C. Clarke : revised draft of essay

Carl Sagan reflects on Arthur C. Clarke's impact on the world, discussing his contributions to the development of communications satellites and the film, 2001; a space odyssey, based on the screenplay by Clarke... More

Lunar animals and other objects Discovered by Sir John Herschel in his observatory at the Cape of Good Hope and copied from sketches in the Edinburgh Journal of Science.

Lunar animals and other objects Discovered by Sir John Herschel in his...

Print shows illustration for the New York Sun relating to the Great Moon Hoax with human-bat creatures, unicorns, and other imaginery beings on the Moon. 246 U.S. Copyright Office. Publication date based on co... More

Some points on the origin of life: draft : notebook

Some points on the origin of life: draft : notebook

Handwritten draft of a paper on the origin of life in the universe. Written in a notebook it also includes a set of lose notes and graph paper. It includes consideration of the formation of the galaxy, the orig... More

Astronomy 170, Harvard University : lecture notes

Astronomy 170, Harvard University : lecture notes

A set of lecture notes for Astronomy 170, a planetary science course Carl Sagan taught at Harvard University. His lecture notes touch on a range of issues in the study of the planets including, possibilities of... More

Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica.

Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica.

Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Signatures: [A]-Z⁴, (H₂ lettered G₂), Aa-Zz⁴, ***⁴, Aaa-Ooo⁴. The second and third books were apparently printed by different printers as indi... More

Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica.

Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica.

Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Signatures: [A]-Z⁴, (H₂ lettered G₂), Aa-Zz⁴, ***⁴, Aaa-Ooo⁴. The second and third books were apparently printed by different printers as indi... More

Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica.

Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica.

Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Signatures: [A]-Z⁴, (H₂ lettered G₂), Aa-Zz⁴, ***⁴, Aaa-Ooo⁴. The second and third books were apparently printed by different printers as indi... More

Carl Sagan at M.I.T. - A black and white photo of a man with a dog

Carl Sagan at M.I.T. - A black and white photo of a man with a dog

Photograph of Carl Sagan taken in the Kresge Auditorium at M.I.T. A copy of this photo appeared in an article called "Carl Sagan speaks to audience about Mars" in M.I.T.'s newspaper The tech.

[Earth-centered universe, with orbits of moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and the firmament in concentric circles]

[Earth-centered universe, with orbits of moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, J...

Illus. and text in: De caelo / Aristoteles. Venice : B. Locatellus for O. Scotus, 1495. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 255.

[Musical scales or range of sound ascribed by Kepler to Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Earth, Venus, and Mercury; and surrounding text]

[Musical scales or range of sound ascribed by Kepler to Saturn, Jupite...

Illus. and text in: Harmonices mundi / Johann Kepler. Lincii Austriae : J. Plancus, 1619, p. 207. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 35.

The figure of the World. - Public domain vintage map

The figure of the World. - Public domain vintage map

In upper right corner: p. 2. includes text and 4 diagrams. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy has red-bordered label affixed to verso, with 516/1 written in ink. ... More

[Four diagrams of Solar eclipses]. - Public domain map

[Four diagrams of Solar eclipses]. - Public domain map

Title devised by cataloger. Appears in: Universal Geography, Johanne Bunone, London, 1711. In upper right margin: p. 30. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy stamp... More

USAF lunar wall mosaic : LEM-1B. - Public domain map

USAF lunar wall mosaic : LEM-1B. - Public domain map

"Mosaic compiled November 1962." "Lithographed by ACIC 3-63." Relief shown by shading. Lunar coordinates: W 0⁰--E 0⁰/N 90⁰--S 90⁰. Includes "Lunar data" and "Graphic data." Available also through the Library of... More

Wawawhack,  the Rahway High School student newspaper, Vol. VI, No. 5.

Wawawhack, the Rahway High School student newspaper, Vol. VI, No. 5.

Issue of Wawawhack, the Rahway High School student newspaper, containing a "Student spotlight" article touting Carl Sagan's accomplishments as a high school student. This issue was found inside the front cover ... More

Portrait of the solar system : paper outline

Portrait of the solar system : paper outline

A rough outline of an essay by Carolyn Porco on the "drama, historic significance, and scientific importance of the Voyager mission."

Nouicijs adolesce[n]tib[us] ad astronomica[m] remp. capessenda[m]

Nouicijs adolesce[n]tib[us] ad astronomica[m] remp. capessenda[m]

Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Caption title (printed in red). Imprint from colophon (place from Goff). The col. ill. are printed with blocks inked yellow or green; one ill.... More

Nouicijs adolesce[n]tib[us] ad astronomica[m] remp. capessenda[m]

Nouicijs adolesce[n]tib[us] ad astronomica[m] remp. capessenda[m]

Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Caption title (printed in red). Imprint from colophon (place from Goff). The col. ill. are printed with blocks inked yellow or green; one ill.... More

Planisphaerii coelestis hemisphaerium meridionale : calculatum ad finem anni MDCC, pro aevo XVIII praesente /

Planisphaerii coelestis hemisphaerium meridionale : calculatum ad fine...

Shows hemispheric view with signs of the Zodiac and the constellations shown picorially. "Cum Privilegio Pontissimorum D D Ordinum Hollandiae et Westfrisiae". Appears in: Atlas nouveau contenant toutes les part... More

For future time and beings : draft essay

For future time and beings : draft essay

A draft of the essay Carl Sagan contributed to the book Murmurs of Earth : the Voyager interstellar record published in 1978. In the essay, Sagan describes the goals of the Voyager Golden Records. Voyager Gold... More

Sidereus nuncius - Public domain book scan / engraving

Sidereus nuncius - Public domain book scan / engraving

Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Signatures: A-C⁴ D⁶ E-G⁴. Contains both woodcut and engraved illustrations; moon illustrations from Galileo's own drawings. Vendor: Jonathan A. Hill.

Le Proprietaire en francoys. - Rare book, public domain, Library of Congress scan

Le Proprietaire en francoys. - Rare book, public domain, Library of Co...

"... Des p[ro]prietes des choses fut tra[n]slate de latin en fra[n]coys lay de grace Mil.CCCC.lxxij [sic, i.e. 1372] par le co[m]ma[n]deme[n]t de tres puissant et noble prince Charles le quint ... Et le traslat... More

Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica.

Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica.

Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Signatures: [A]-Z⁴, (H₂ lettered G₂), Aa-Zz⁴, ***⁴, Aaa-Ooo⁴. The second and third books were apparently printed by different printers as indi... More

Carl Sagan at M.I.T. - A white sheet of paper sitting on top of a table

Carl Sagan at M.I.T. - A white sheet of paper sitting on top of a tabl...

Photograph of Carl Sagan taken in the Kresge Auditorium at M.I.T. A copy of this photo appeared in an article called "Carl Sagan speaks to audience about Mars" in M.I.T.'s newspaper The tech.

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