Carl Sagan



Streaming Media


Condon lectures


1 hour 35 minutes

Original Description

Requested by: "Standing order from Science" "Planetary Exploration"


This lecture by Carl Sagan, an American astronomer, astrophysicist, and popularizer of science, was published under the title Planetary Exploration by the Oregon State System of Higher Education in 1970. The Condon Lectures, named for Oregon's first professor of geology Thomas Condon, were delivered annually at PSU, UO, and OSU.

Transferred and preserved by Portland State University Library’s Special Collections with the generous support of the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Oregon State Library.


Solar system, Outer space -- Exploration

Original Format

Reel to reel, 3.75 ips, 1/2 track, mono


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Transcript added June 15, 2020.

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