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Seismic Sensors in Orbit
The Carl Sagan Lecture is presented annually and recognizes a scientist who embodies Carl Sagan’s interest in astrobiology, as well as his effective science communication skills. This lecture honors the life of Carl Sagan, an astronomer and astrophysicist who was a leader in establishing the field of astrobiology. Sagan was also a tireless educator, author, and advocate for the space sciences.
The Sagan Lecture is presented at the AGU Fall Meeting. During even-numbered years, the Biogeosciences section manages the lecture and in odd-numbered years, the Planetary Sciences section sponsors the lecture.
AGU is proud to recognize our section honorees. Recipients of the Carl Sagan Lecture will receive the following benefits with the honor:
Named section lectures are not required to follow a nomination cycle process (i.e. submit a nomination package). Sections have the flexibility to adopt the process that will best serve their communities in seeking lecture recipients.
The Carl Sagan Lecture does not have a formal nomination process, the awarded lecturer is instead elected based on suggested names submitted to section leadership. If you have questions regarding Sagan Lecture requirements, please contact Rosaly Lopes, Planetary Sciences section president.
Nominations are now closed. The 2021 Nominations for all AGU honors will open on Thursday 15 October 2020.
Year of honor
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