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:

  • 2019 – Michael W. Werner, for scientific leadership of the Spitzer Space Telescope, which has fundamentally changed our understanding of the Universe through infrared observations of the Universe from the Solar System to the most distant galaxies.
  • 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