Carl Sagan Memorial Award

The Carl Sagan Memorial Award is given to an individual who has demonstrated leadership in research or policies advancing exploration of the Cosmos. The Carl Sagan Memorial Award is sponsored by SAIC.

Award Criteria

Recipients:

  • 2021 – Nicola Fox, Heliophysics Division Director in the NASA Science Mission Directorate, for her demonstrated leadership in the field of heliophysics with extensive project, program, and supervisory experience.
  • 2020 – Leslie Livesay
  • 2019 – Michael W. Werner
  • 2018 – No Award Given
  • 2017 – AURA “HST & Beyond” Committee
  • 2016 – S. Alan Stern
  • 2015 – Frank Cepollina
  • 2014 – William Borucki
  • 2013 – Eileen K. Stansbery
  • 2012 – Riccardo Giacconi
  • 2011 – Charles Elachi
  • 2010 – No Award Given
  • 2009 – No Award Given
  • 2008 – Lennard A. Fisk
  • 2007 – Maria T. Zuber
  • 2006 – G. Scott Hubbard
  • 2005 – Michael Malin
  • 2004 – Steven Squyres and the Athena Team
  • 2003 – Roald Sagdeev
  • 2002 – California and Carnegie Planet Search Team
  • 2001 – Edward Weiler
  • 2000 – Arnauld Nicogossian
  • 1999 – Edward Stone
  • 1998 – Wesley Huntress
  • 1997 – Bruce Murray