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