Carl Sagan Lecture

Basic Information

The Carl Sagan Lecture honors the life and work of astronomer and astrophysicist, Carl Sagan. Trained in astronomy and biology, Sagan was a leader in establishing the field of Astrobiology and a tireless educator, author and space advocate.

This named lecture, co-sponsored by the Planetary Sciences and Biogeosciences sections, is presented annually at the AGU Fall Meeting, held in San Francisco, Calif. In even-numbered years, the Sagan Lecture is managed by the Biogeosciences section; and in odd-numbered years, it is managed by the Planetary Sciences section.

CITATION/SCOPE STATEMENT

The Sagan Lecture is given by a scientist who embodies Carl Sagan’s interest in astrobiology and skills in science communication.

LECTURE INCLUDES

  • Lecture certificate
  • Announcement in Eos
  • Invitation to present the Sagan Lecture at the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year
  • Recognition at the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year
  • Complimentary Registration to AGU Fall Meeting
  • Complimentary ticket to the hosting section’s ticketed event at the AGU Fall Meeting during the lecture presentation year

FREQUENCY: Presented annually.