Watson-Watt, Sir Robert Alexander (1892-1973), a British physicist. He developed the first successful radar system, which he demonstrated in 1935. It grew out of a radiolocator device, used to track thunderstorms, that he built shortly after World War I, while assigned to the Royal Meteorological Office's Radio Research Station. Watson-Watt was born in Brechin, Scotland. He was knighted in 1942.
He is famous for a phrase he never said, for wearing turtlenecks and for hosting the original 'Cosmos' TV series. As enthusiastic about the stars as he was about marijuana, Carl Sagan led a very surprising life. Here are 10 cool facts.
He may have been born in Brooklyn, but Carl Sagan was gunning for the stars as soon as he arrived in this world. Get to know the scientist whose infectious delight in the universe still holds us spellbound.